Jonathan Gornall is a freelance British journalist, formerly on the staff of The Times, who has lived and worked in the Middle East and is now based in the UK.
He specialises in health, a subject on which he has written for the British Medical Journal and the Daily Mail. He also writes on a wide range of topics for The National, an English-language daily newspaper in the UAE, where he was on the staff from 2008 to 2012.
During that time he lived in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and travelled to many countries in the region, including Iraq, Oman and Qatar. He now lives in East Anglia with his wife and daughter.
His first book, Microwave Man, based on a weekly and supposedly humourous column Jonathan wrote for The Times, was published by Penguin in 2006. A memoir transparently disguised as a novel, it recounted the amorous adventures of a newly single 40-something male.
In Jonathan's defence the column did eventually morph into a humourous critique of man's place in the modern world, at which point it was summarily scrapped.
If you read the two books one after the other, in the correct order, you'll see just how far Jonathan has grown ...