Jon Walter is a former photo journalist and the author of the highly-acclaimed Close to the Wind. He lives with his family near Brighton, East Sussex. A long time ago he went to Warwick University and studied English & Theatre before going on to sell T-shirts on Brighton Pier. He likes being warm in cold places and eating nice food. When he wants to sound exciting, he tells people he has been in a riot and outrun a tsunami, that he modelled for Vogue and has shaken hands with two Prime Ministers, but mostly he sits at home and looks out of the window a lot.