Jeremy Atherton Lin

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Jeremy writes memoir and criticism, or something in-between. He has been identified by author Olivia Laing as “one of the best writers I’ve encountered, remaking the world sentence by immaculate sentence”. Raised in the U.S., Jeremy studied theatre at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and now lives in London, where he received the master’s degree in critical writing from the Royal College of Art (RCA). His essays have appeared in ArtReview, Index, Noon, Art Licks, Dirty Furniture, Surface, Beaux Arts and Blithe House Quarterly. He is currently an Associate Lecturer at Camberwell College of Arts and Associate Editor of the journal Failed States. He was shortlisted for the 2018 Fitzcarraldo Essay Prize for Gay Bar, which considers endangered venues alongside shifting identities. 

Jeremy's first book, GAY BAR, is an exhilarating bar-hop spanning the 1990s to the present day, and the cities of London, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Its exploration of queer culture and counterculture, fashion and politics, music and desire, camaraderie and fetish, is lush, sparkling and unflinchingly sensual. It will be published in 2021 in the UK by Granta and in the US by Little, Brown, and in Audio by Bolinda.