Jeremy has lived as a hippy in Wales and squatted in London. He also participated in performance-art events with sculptor Paul David Wright. At Birkbeck, University of London, he gained a First Class degree in English and was twice awarded the biennial ‘John Hay Lobban Prize for the Most Promising Student of English Literature’. He has an MA in Creative and Life Writing (Distinction) from Goldsmiths, University of London, an M.Litt from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in creative writing from Goldsmiths.
He has reviewed for The Observer, The Sunday Telegraph, the Times Literary Supplement, the New Statesman and many other publications. He won the Waterstones / BBC Radio Manchester short story prize (2002) and the story was broadcast on BBC Radio Manchester; he won the 2009 Cinnamon Press Short Story Competition. His second collection, Swimming with Diana Dors and Other Stories was published by Cinnamon in June 2014. Jeremy taught English Literature to American BA students at Birkbeck for over twenty years. He has completed a memoir, The Way to Hornsey Rise, about squatting in Hornsey Rise in the 1970s, as part of a creative writing PhD at Goldsmiths. His supervisor was Blake Morrison. His literary agent is Christopher Sinclair-Stevenson.