Jonathan was born in 1979 and was educated in Norfolk and at Oxford University, where he graduated with a first-class degree in English Language and Literature.
His first novel, The Somnambulist, was published in 2007 and his second, The Domino Men, in 2008. Between them they have been translated into eight languages. He writes regularly for the TLS and the Literary Review. Since 2011, he has been writer-in-residence at Kingston University. He is married and lives in London.
His blog – Pantisocracy – can be found at http://jonathanbarnes.blogspot.co.uk/