Jon Day is a lecturer in English at King's College London. He has written for the London Review of Books, the New York Review of Books, the Guardian, the Financial Times, and others. His first book, Cyclogeography, was published in 2015. He lives with his family in London.
Precise and poignant - Spectator I love Jon Day's writing and his birds. A marvellous, soaring account - Olivia Laing A compelling blend of personal memoir, nature writing and popular science, Day's book considers the humble pigeon, probably our oldest companion species. - Mail on Sunday 'A terrific book which explores the sport inside out, as well as our own human concept of what home is' - Daily Telegraph A dazzlingly erudite memoir about family, children and pigeon-fancying. An unlikely combination perhaps, but Day pulls it off. - Prospect Magazine A meditation that swoops agilely over topics from tyranny of technology to the paradoxes of parenting and the rewards of simply staying put. . . . A joyful, richly rewarding book - Mail on Sunday Big-hearted and quietly gripping - The Guardian [A] Vivid evocation of a remarkable species and a rich working-class tradition...a charming defence of a much-maligned bird - Daily Mail