Jonathan Meades is a writer, journalist, essayist and film-maker. His books include three works of fiction – Filthy English, Pompey and The Fowler Family Business – and several anthologies including the recently published Museum Without Walls, which was selected as a book of the year by seven critics. He has written and performed in more than 50 television shows on predominantly topographical subjects such as shacks, garden cities, megastructures, buildings associated with vertigo, beer, pigs, and the architecture of Hitler and Stalin. Most recently ‘Concrete Poetry’, his films in praise of brutalist architectur, were shown on BBC4 in March 2014.Jonathan Meades contributed a weekly column about restaurants to The Times from 1986-2002. His memoir, An Encyclopaedia of Myself, will be published in May 2014.