Jon Paul Roberts is a writer from the North of England, currently based in Chester. They received their undergraduate degree from Liverpool John Moores University and have an MA in Creative and Life Writing from Goldsmiths, University of London. They are currently working towards their PhD in Creative Writing with a focus on writing about the self.
Their journalism, essays, poetry, and fiction have appeared in the Lifejacket anthology, Another North, Brightest Young Things, The Glass Hive, The Doe, The Spool, Metro UK, Hinterland, and Huff Post. They have been contributor for Storyhouse, GameRant, Big Picture Film Club, and other publications. Their column ‘How Film Changed Me’, which ran from 2020 to 2022, used film and TV to understand millennial life, and was published every first and third Sunday of the month.
In 2017, they won the Spread the Word’s inaugural Life Writing Prize for their essay ‘1955-2012’.
In 2020 they were shortlisted for the Write Now programme by Penguin Random House.