Jeremy Atherton Lin is an Asian-American essayist based in the UK.

Jeremy studied playwriting at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) then worked as an editor in San Francisco before transplanting to London, where he took a job in retail and hung out at bars. After gaining some attention for his candid observations in blogs and zines, he wound up on the Writing MA at the Royal College of Art (RCA).

He has since contributed to The Yale Review, Noon, Granta, The White Review, ArtReview, Literary Hub, Fantastic Man, The Face, Dirty Furniture, Port, W, Tinted Window and the Times Literary Supplement.

His debut book Gay Bar, published in 2021, was selected as a New York Times Editors’ Choice, the Guardian Book of the Week and the Attitude Book of the Month.

Jeremy’s mixtapes can be heard on NTS Radio, Spotify and Mixcloud. He has also appeared as a guest on NPR, BBC Radio London, BBC Radio 4 and Resonance FM.

Teaching and speaking engagements include The Courtauld, Cornell University, Central St Martins, Royal College of Art, Camberwell College of Arts, University of Glasgow, Birkbeck University and Edinburgh International Book Festival. Institutional writing commissions include Hayward Gallery and National Trust.

Jeremy is an editor at Failed States, the journal of art and writing on place.