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, first broadcast in June 2016, will be repeated on January 3 2017 on BBC4 at 10pm. Watch a trailer here.
The Plagiarist in the Kitchen is now fully funded via Unbound and will be published in spring 2017. Find out more about Meades's book of borrowed recipes 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.
'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