CJ Stone is an author, columnist and feature writer. He has written five 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 Revised Edition (With Arthur Pendragon: The Big Hand 2012) and The Empire of Things (Gonzo Multimedia 2013). He is currently working on his sixth.
From 1993 till 1998 he was a regular columnist with the Guardian Weekend. 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. Currently he writes a column for The Whitstable Gazette.
"Stone writes with intelligence, wit and sensitivity." Times Literary Supplement