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 publications including The Yale Review, Noon, Granta, The White Review, ArtReview, The Face, Fantastic Man, the Guardian and the Times Literary Supplement.

His debut book Gay Bar (2021) was named a Book of the Year by critics at the New York Times, NPR, Artforum, Spy, Gay Times and Vogue. It has been shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography.

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

Teaching and speaking engagements include The Courtauld, Cornell University, Birkbeck University, Kings College London, Central St Martins, Royal College of Art, Camberwell College of Arts, University of Glasgow and Birkbeck University.

Institutional writing commissions include the Hayward Gallery and the National Trust.

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