Since quitting his job as The Guardian's Rock Critic in 2000, Tom Cox has written eight books, including the Sunday Times top ten bestseller The Good, The Bad And The Furry, and the recent follow-up Close Encounters Of The Furred Kind. His account of his year as Britain's most inept golf professional, Bring Me The Head Of Sergio Garcia, was longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book Of The Year Award in 2007. Tom gave up journalism in summer 2015 and now writes fiction and pieces about nature, folklore and the British countryside for his voluntary subscription website www.tom-cox.com. He hosts a monthly radio show on the experimental rural radio station Soundart not far from where he lives, in rural Devon.
"Tom Cox is a very funny writer." - Kate Atkinson
"Made me laugh out loud." - David Sedaris
"Tom Cox writes brilliantly about golf." William Boyd