Jonathan Taylor (author)

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Jonathan P Taylor (born 1973) is a British author, poet and lecturer.


Taylor was born in 1973 in Stoke-on-Trent and educated at Trentham High School and Warwick University where he studied English Literature, later gaining a PhD from Loughborough University. He is currently a lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Leicester and co-director of arts organisation Crystal Clear Creators. Notably for an author and academic, he did not learn to read and write until the age of eight.[1] He lives in Leicestershire with his wife, poet Maria Taylor, and their twin daughters.[2]



  • Mastery and Slavery in Victorian Writing. Palgrave Macmillan. 2002. ISBN 978-0-33399-312-5.
  • Figures of Heresy: Radical Theology in English and American Writing, 1800–2000. Sussex Academic Press. 2005. ISBN 978-1-84519-026-2.
  • Science and Omniscience in Nineteenth-Century Literature. Sussex Academic Press. 2007. ISBN 978-1-84519-125-2.

Memoirs, Novels and Short Stories



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