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" and by Giles Smith in The Times as "when it's not alarming, it's merely amazing". The Years of the Locust was described as "standing proud in the tradition of great boxing writing" by Richard Bath in Scotland on Sunday.
In June 2015 he published a novel, My Life And The Beautiful Music (Jonathan Cape).
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) and since February 2013 a frequent contributor to The Cordon cricket blog at Cricinfo. The Old Batsman also appears in The Guardian. He is one of the co-writers, along with Sam Collins and Jarrod Kimber, of the 2015 cricket documentary Death Of A Gentleman.
- Poole, Steven (4 December 2004). "Muscle: A Writer's Trip Through a Sport with No Boundaries". guardian.co.uk. The Guardian. Retrieved 2011-10-15.
- http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/article395428.ece[dead link]
- Bath, Richard (7 March 2009). "Book review: The Years Of The Locust: A True Story Of Murder, Money And Mayhem In The Last Age Of Boxing, by Jon Hotten". The Scotsman. Retrieved 2011-10-15.
- Roberts, Gareth. "Paddy Considine: Here Comes the Sun". Paddy Considine Official Website. Archived from the original on 2012-07-27. Retrieved 2011-10-15.
- "The Old Batsman". Blogspot. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
- "Jon Hotten Cricket Blogs". The Cordon. ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
- "Sport: The old batsman". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
- Authors Cricket Club (2013). The Authors XI: A Season of English Cricket from Hackney to Hambledon. London: Bloomsbury. ISBN 978-1-4088-4045-0.
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