Jonathan Gibbs is the author of Randall, or The Painted Grape, a sort of satire on the world of contemporary art, published by Galley Beggar Press, as well as in French and Dutch translation. It was longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize and shortlisted for the Figaro Prix du Livre de Voyage Urbain.
His short stories have appeared in Gorse, The South Circular and Lighthouse and on The White Review, and have been anthologised in Best British Short Stories 2014 and 2015, and in Vanguard’s #1 Short Story Anthology. He writes on books for The Guardian and The Times Literary Supplement and has also reviewed extensively for The Independent, Financial Times and Daily Telegraph and elsewhere. He has appeared on the Today Programme and Open Book on BBC Radio 4 talking about books, and on various festival and event panels.
Jonathan has a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of East Anglia, and has taught Creative Writing there as well as for the Kingston Writing School/British Council in Athens, the National Academy of Writing and at the LSE Literary Festival.