Jon Hotten

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Jon Hotten (born in Aldershot, Hampshire, 7 January 1965) is an English author and journalist. He is best known for the books Muscle: A Writer's Trip Through a Sport with No Boundaries (Random House 2004) and The Years of the Locust (Random House 2009). Muscle was described by Steven Poole in The Guardian as "Superb"[1] and by Giles Smith in The Times as "when it's not alarming, it's merely amazing".[2] The Years of the Locust was described as "standing proud in the tradition of great boxing writing" by Richard Bath in Scotland on Sunday.[3]

The Years of the Locust was optioned by Inflammable/Warp Films.[4][5]

In June 2015 he published a novel, My Life And The Beautiful Music (Jonathan Cape).[6]

Hotten was a contributor to Kerrang! magazine from 1987–92 and currently contributes to Classic Rock Magazine. He is the author of the popular cricket blog, The Old Batsman (since November 2008)[7] and since February 2013 a frequent contributor to The Cordon cricket blog at Cricinfo.[8] The Old Batsman also appears in The Guardian.[9] He is one of the co-writers, along with Sam Collins and Jarrod Kimber, of the 2015 cricket documentary Death Of A Gentleman.[10]