Jon Day was born in London in 1984. He studied English at St John’s College, Oxford, and now teaches at King’s College, London. He has written essays and reviews for the London Review of Books, the New York Review of Books, n+1, Bookforum, the Times Literary Supplement and many others. He is a regular book critic for the Financial Times, the Guardian and the Telegraph, and writes about art for Apollo. He was a judge for the 2016 Man Booker Prize and the 2019 Wellcome Book Prize.
His first book, Cyclogeography, was published by Notting Hill Editions in 2015. It was read on the BBC World Service, selected as a book of the year in the Observer and the Guardian, and as a best book about London in the Evening Standard. His second book, Homing, will be published in 2019 by John Murray. A Twitch Upon the Thread, an edited selection of fishing writing, will be published in 2019 by Notting Hill Editions.