Take Me Home is the story of a son s struggle for recognition from a father who is being transformed mentally and physically by a ruinous disease, and a writer s search to discover a father s strange and largely secret past.
Jonathan Taylor is a novelist, memoirist, short-story writer, poet, critic and lecturer. He is author of the novel Entertaining Strangers (Salt, 2012), and the memoir Take Me Home: Parkinson's, My Father, Myself (Granta, 2007). He is editor of the anthology Overheard: Stories to Read Aloud (Salt, 2012). His poetry collection, provisionally entitled Musicolepsy, will be published by Shoestring Press in early 2013. His collection of short stories, Kontakte and Other Stories, will be published by Roman Books in late 2013.
Jonathan is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at De Montfort University. He is co-founder and co-director of arts organisation and small publisher Crystal Clear Creators. He is General Editor of Hearing Voices Magazine and the Crystal Pamphlets series. With Maria Taylor, he is co-editor of Fizzle & Sizzle (Crystal Clear Creators (CCC) Publishing, 2008).
Jonathan's academic books are Mastery and Slavery in Victorian Writing (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2003), and Science and Omniscience in Nineteenth-Century Literature (Sussex Academic, 2007). With Andrew Dix, he is co-editor of Figures of Heresy (Sussex Academic, 2005).
Born and raised in Stoke-on-Trent, Jonathan now lives in Leicestershire, UK, with his wife the poet Maria Taylor, and their twin daughters.