Jeremy Atherton Lin is an Asian-American essayist based in Los Angeles and East Sussex, England. He is a National Book Critics Circle Award winner. He has been longlisted for the Jhalak Prize and shortlisted for the Randy Shilts Award, the Fitzcarraldo Editions Essay Prize and the National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism.
Jeremy’s debut book Gay Bar (2021) was selected as the book of the week in The Guardian; the book of the month in Attitude; and a book of the year in the New York Times, NPR, Artforum, Gay Times and Vogue. Gay Bar received the 2021 National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography. It became a Los Angeles Times Bestseller in 2022.
Jeremy has contributed to the Times Literary Supplement, The Yale Review, the Guardian, The White Review, ArtReview, The Face, Frieze, Index, GQ, W, Literary Hub, Noon, Port, Little Joe, Fantastic Man, Elephant, Tinted Window, Dirty Furniture and Artforum. His work appears in Best American Magazine Writing 2022. Institutional commissions include the Hayward Gallery and the National Trust. He is an editor at Failed States.
Jeremy’s mixtapes can be heard on NTS Radio and Mixcloud. He has appeared on NPR, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio London and Resonance FM. He has performed at institutions including the Moderna Museet Stockholm, University of California Los Angeles and Highways Performance Space.
Teaching and speaking engagements include Cornell University, University of California Berkeley, University of Southern California, The Courtauld, Kings College London, Central St Martins, the Royal College of Art, Camberwell College of Arts, University of Glasgow, Birkbeck University and Uppsala Universitet.
Jeremy’s next book Deep House, a cultural memoir about binational romance before and after gay marriage, will be published by Little, Brown (N. America) and Allen Lane/Penguin (UK) in 2024.