Debut book GAY BAR published by LITTLE, BROWN (US) & GRANTA (UK) in February 2021
'GAY BAR explores identity, community and queerness in a personal and empathetic way, with a piercing intelligence but also with a glorious wit. It announces a rare and extraordinary writer, able to intoxicate his reader with the sheer heady beauty of his prose.' – GRANTA
'one of the best writers I've encountered, remaking the world sentence by immaculate sentence.'
– Olivia Laing
Jeremy Atherton Lin is an essayist who combines memoir with cultural criticism. He has written about moths, phones, searchlights, swimming pools, slang, poppers, closets, major museums and minor injuries.
Jeremy studied theatre at the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES and now lives in London, where he received the master's degree in writing from the ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART. His work has been published by THE WHITE REVIEW, ART REVIEW, INDEX, SURFACE, NOON, TINTED WINDOW and THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT. He has been shortlisted for the Fitzcarraldo Editions Essay Prize.
He has taught critical studies at institutions including CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS, CAMBERWELL COLLEGE OF ARTS and the ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART. He is an editor at FAILED STATES, the journal of art and writing on place.
Jeremy is represented by Laura Macdougall at United Agents.