CJ Stone is an author, columnist and feature writer. He has written seven 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 (with Arthur Pendragon: Element 2003); Dear Granny Smith (under the name ‘Roy Mayall’: Short Books 2009); The Trials of Arthur Revised Edition (The Big Hand 2012); and The Empire of Things (Gonzo multimedia 2013). He is currently working on his eighth.
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 Front, an on-line column about the indignities of being a homeless middle aged man living with his parents.
Until 2020 he wrote a fortnightly column for The Whitstable Gazette. Currently he writes occasional pieces for Splice Today. Expect samples of all of his work in these pages.
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