"One of the best writers I’ve encountered, remaking the world sentence by immaculate sentence."

– Olivia Laing, author of The Lonely City and Crudo


"Like Frank O'Hara, a creative thinker who writes alongside artists, and should be regarded as a peer."

– Matt Wolf, director of Teenage and Wild Combination


Educated in Los Angeles and now based in London, I am a writer of essays — about moths, phones, searchlights, swimming pools, gay bars, closets, major museums and minor injuries. I've edited anthologies, academic books and magazines. I teach criticism at universities in the UK, and hold a position as associate lecturer at Camberwell College of Arts. I helped launch Failed States, the new journal of writing and image about place. I was shortlisted for the 2018 Fitzcarraldo Editions Essay Prize.


Education: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); Royal College of Art, London (RCA)


Publication: Art Review, Art Licks, Beaux Arts, Noon, Dirty Furniture, Failed States, Index, Surface, Not Here, Blithe House Quarterly, the National Trust


Lecturing & workshops: Central St Martins, Camberwell College of Arts, Norwich University of the Arts, South London Gallery, San Francisco Public Library, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts


I am represented by Laura Macdougall at United Agents.


Email: jeremyathertonlin@gmail.com



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