Jude Cook lives in London and studied English Literature at UCL, where he graduated with a First. Originally a musician and songwriter, his band Flamingoes released two albums twelve years apart: Plastic Jewels (1995) and Street Noise Invades the House (2007). His debut novel, Byron Easy, won the Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook Competition in 2007. It was bought by William Heinemann (Random House) and was published in February 2013. Jude has written for the Guardian, the Spectator, New Statesman, Literary Review, TLS, the i-Paper, Review 31and 3AM Magazine. His essays and short fiction have appeared in The Stockholm Review, The Moth, The Tangerine, The Honest Ulsterman, The Mechanics’ Institute Review, Structo, Staple, Litro, Storgy and Long Story Short. In 2017, he was longlisted for the Pin Drop RA short story award, and in 2018 shortlisted for Leicester Writes Short Story Prize, and longlisted for the Colm Tóibín International Short Story Award. Jude’s second novel, Jacob’s Advice, was published by Unbound in 2020. He currently teaches creative writing at the University of Westminster.
For TLC Jude reads literary and commercial fiction, speculative fiction, short fiction (novellas/short stories), memoir, and screenplays