Jonathan Meades is a writer, journalist, essayist, film-maker. His books include three works of fiction - Filthy English, Pompey and The Fowler Family Business - and several anthologies of which the most recently published is Museum Without Walls, which received 13 nominations as a book of the year in 2012. His most recent book, An Encyclopaedia of Myself (Fourth Estate), won Best Memoir in the Spear's Book Awards 2014 and was shortlisted for the 2015 Pen Ackerley Prize.
He has written and performed in more than 50 television shows on predominantly topographical subjects such as shacks, garden cities, megastructures, buildings associated with vertigo, beer, pigs, and the architecture of Hitler and Stalin. Some of these are available on The Jonathan Meades Collection DVD. His latest film, Benbuilding - Mussolini, Monuments, Modernism and Marble, will be broadcast on BBC4 on June 1 at 9pm. Watch a trailer here.
Ape Forgets Medication
In April 2016, Meades held a one-man show of treyfs and artknacks at the Londonewcastle Project in Shoreditch, London E2
Treyfs? Artknacks? Find out more here. Read an interview with Meades in The Quietus here.
The Plagiarist in the Kitchen is now fully funded via Unbound. Find out more about Meades's book of borrowed recipes - and how to pledge - here.
PLUS: AVAILABLE FROM UNBOUND - A Jonathan Meades triple bill
Pompey - 20th anniversary edition with a new introduction by Simon Heffer and a foreword by Stephen Fry. Read an extract here.
Pidgin Snaps - a boxette of 100 life-changing postcard-sized photographs. See more here.
Museum Without Walls - the paperback edition of the critically acclaimed collection of architectural and topographical writing. Read an extract here.
Buy them from Unbound here.
'Meades's documentaries have for years been the best history programmes on television... A marriage of Borges, Betjeman and Bronowski.' Paul Lay, Editor, History Today