SMALL FIRES : Pleasure & Resistance in the Kitchen forthcoming 2022, ONE imprint, Pushkin Press

Against Roast Chicken, an Hors D’Oeuvres Theory of Cooking  in the Daunt Books anthology ‘In the Kitchen: Essays on Food and Life’ (available to order) 

Qualities of Earth an essay in Granta 

I Dream of Canteens an essay on canteens

A Partial List of Rome a list-essay about Rome

On Weeds in the London Review of Books online

TENANCY: on recipes an essay for MAP magazine

An Essay on The Erotics of Culinary Knowledge for Vittles

Crunching Delicately review of M.F.K Fisher’s Gastronomical Me and a biography of Patience Gray in the Times Literary Supplement

A List of Oranges for At the Table

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Photo: Sophie Davidson

I earned a PhD in Contemporary Literature from UCL in 2016. The book based on my research into a rewriting of The Odyssey by German poet Barbara Köhler was published in 2019

In December 2020 I was awarded a Society of Authors grant to support the writing of SMALL FIRES. I have been awarded a John R. Murray Creative Writing Residency at the British School in Rome in March 2021. In 2020 I was nominated for an Arts Foundation Environmental Writing Fellowship by Granta.

My writing has appeared in Granta, Fantastic Man, The Photographer’s Gallery, The Happy Reader, Luncheon, Tribune, The Plant, Times Literary Supplement, The Financial Times, Grub Zine, and others.

I am a literary curator and have organised prose, poetry and translation events, such as Voices at the Table (co-founder), The Newcastle Poetry Festival, and Sitting Room

Dinner Document is a recipe diary

Represented by Harriet Moore at David Higham Associates

my email: johnson.rebeccamay@gmail.com

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