Fierce Writing

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CJ Stone is an author, columnist and feature writer. He has written six books: Fierce Dancing: Adventures in the Underground (Faber & Faber 1996); The Last of the Hippies (Faber & Faber 1999); Housing Benefit Hill & Other Places (AK Press 2001); The Trials of Arthur: The Life and Times of a Modern Day King (Element 2003); The Trials of Arthur Revised Edition (The Big Hand 2012); The Empire of Things (Gonzo multimedia 2013). He is currently working on his seventh.

The Guardian Weekend.

From 1993 till 1998 he was a regular columnist with the Guardian Weekend in the UK. His column Housing Benefit Hill was a runaway hit, observing life on a run down housing estate in a small town in England, while his travel column CJ Stone’s Britain took a wry look at the state of Britain in the 90s.


From 2003-2008, he ran a column for Prediction magazine. Other columns include a fortnightly column for The Whitstable Times and columns for Mixmag & the Big Issue. He has also written a column for the Independent and has written articles for most major newspapers.

More recent columns include a series called Tales of Ordinary Magic for Kindred Spirit magazine, and The Home Frontan on-line column about the indignities of being a homeless middle aged man living with his parents.

The Whitstable Gazette.

Currently he writes a fortnightly column for The Whitstable GazetteExpect samples of all of his work in these pages.



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