Jon Walter is a former photo-journalist who lives in East Sussex. A long time ago he went to Warwick University and studied English & Theatre before going on to sell T-shirts on Brighton Pier. He likes being warm in cold places and eating nice food.
Jon’s critically acclaimed debut novel for children, Close to the Wind, was published by David Fickling Books and longlisted for the 2015 Carnegie Medal. His second novel My Name’s Not Friday was longlisted for the 2016 Carnegie Medal, the Guardian’s Children’s Fiction Prize 2015 and has been longlisted for the 2017 UKLA Book Awards.