Agent: Natalie Galustian
Luke Turner is a London-based writer on place, music, politics and culture, and is one of the co-founders and editors of award-winning online arts magazine The Quietus.
He studied English Literature at the University of East Anglia, and has subsequently written about culture for, among others, the Guardian, Q, NME, Mojo, Vice and Dazed & Confused. He is a regular contributor to BBC and Monocle Radio.
The Quietus was founded in 2008, and has grown to become one of the most respected online outlets for the critiquing and discussion of the arts in the context of our wider society.
Turner has recently completed a series of short films on cult musicians and their non-musical interests, which have been shown at film festivals in the UK and beyond.
He also writes pieces for the Caught By The River online journal on memory and experience in the context of landscape and the natural world.
Luke’s non-fiction debut, Out of the Woods, was published by Wiedenfeld and Nicolson in January 2019 to great acclaim and was recently shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize 2019.
The book deals with issues of depression and guilt surrounding his identity as a bisexual man and, focused in part on London’s Epping Forest, describes how the author was able to come to terms with his own way of being among the trees.
Books by Luke Turner
W&N Signs Turner's 'Radical Queering of Military History' - February 2020
Out of the Woods in The i's Best Books of 2019 - July 2019