Jonathan Tulloch

Novelist

Jonathan Tulloch is a naturalist and an award-winning novelist. He writes the Nature Notebook for the Times. For over 10 years he has written the nature column Glimpses of Eden in Britain’s second oldest weekly magazine, the Tablet Jonathan has published seven novels, two of which are for children. His most recent book published in 2017 is Larkinland, a fictionalisation of the poetic world of Philip Larkin.

His frist novel The Season Ticket won the 2000 Betty Trask prize, and was made into the film Purely Belter, serialised on BBC Radio 4, dramatised for the stage, and translated into five languages. In 2003 he won a J.B. Priestley award for The Lottery and in 2009 a K. Blundell award. Stan Barstow, the colossus of the north, said of his novel Give Us This Day: ‘Treasure him, there’s no saying what he’ll do next.’ He has broadcast on Channel 4, BBC4, and Radio 4.

During a year spent in South Africa, Jonathan devised a play with students from the township. He currently runs the Sheltering Tree Group in Middlesbrough, for writers recovering from addiction and homelessness. He lives deep in the north Yorkshire countryside with his wife and son, and has never once driven a car. If you climb his neighbour’s tree you will see a white horse carved into a hill. Jonathan plays in ceilidh band Herd on the Hill.

Jonathan Tulloch

Fellowships

University of Teesside 2015/16
University of York 2011/12
University of Teesside 2005-07