Jamie Fewery

At the Tate Modern, big Diy Womp exhib

I thought about writing this in the third person. But I sincerely doubt that anyone would believe that anyone but me wrote it. So first person it is.

My name is Jamie Fewery, I am a 26-year-old writer from Hertfordshire. So far my most significant credits have been working for Five Dials and founding/editing Art and Things magazine, a free zine from the arts collective Diy Womp.

I find it difficult to say where my work sits stylistically. Predominantly I like to write about the ordinary instead of the fantastical. The authors I admire the most are Lorrie Moore, Dave Eggers, Nick Hornby, Marilynne Robinson and the like. And whilst I don't seek to emulate, or indeed mimic them, theirs are the books I enjoy reading and would love for people to enjoy my work in a similar way, one day.

Like most amateur writers I have a job and fortunately it is one I enjoy, working for a non-fiction publisher in South-West London. I love books, so to be around them most of the time is a great pleasure. I also enjoy pretty much any sport and good beer and wine. Should we ever meet, I would be more than happy for you to buy me something nice.
Words from Jamie
  • Bumblebees

    Written on 24/08/10

    We spent the weekend secluded in an old house surrounded by small roads and tall trees, where signals for mobile phones and wireless internet could not get through the walls. We were cut... read more

  • It Was Then That I Carried You

    Written on 07/09/10

    "Oh. This bloody chair!” says Edie Miller, as she struggles to get both wheels moving simultaneously and starts veering left, right, left, right down the hospital corridor. "Don't swear... read more

  • All the Bookshops Who Independent, Throw Your H...

    Written on 28/09/10

    This is a piece I wrote some months ago about bookselling. Makes a change from short stories and is particularly relevant to any indie publisher, or anyone who likes to buy books. I reckon... read more