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. An Encyclopaedia of Myself won Best Memoir in the Spear's Book Awards 2014 and was shortlisted for the 2015 Pen Ackerley Prize. His first and only cookbook, The Plagiarist in the Kitchen, was published in 2017.
Meades 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, Stalin and Mussolini. Some of these are available on The Jonathan Meades Collection DVD.


Pugin, Potter, Russell and Lennon ... globish, cliché, iconic abuse, yob-gods, sprawl... and much more. Thirty years after Peter Knows What Dick Likes comes a new collection of Meades's work, now looking for pledges at Find out more about the book and how to subscribe here.

DON'T MISS: MAY 27, 10.30PM, ON BBC4...

Jonathan Meades on Jargon: 'Matrix-hubbing performative pain badgers'

Jonathan Meades as Benny from Crossroads

featuring Meades as Benny from Crossroads

'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