Contact John Morrish

This site is really just an online business card so people can contact me. When I get round to it I will add more of the material I’ve been working on over the last couple of years.

My background is in journalism. Now I enjoy writing fiction and non-fiction, I edit, and I lead writers’ groups. I also love films: the blurry image is from White God (2014), directed by Korn√©l Mundrucz√≥.

I like talking about the things I do and am very approachable. I live in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK. You can contact me by emailing or texting +77 8851 5387.

I am weaning myself off social media. A little book called 10 Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier has been a great influence on me this year. If you don’t have time for a little book, let me sum it up. The real argument is that social media as it currently works is a thoroughly bad thing. For an explanation of that, you need a much longer book, called The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshona Zuboff. It’s gigantic and she repeats herself rather a lot, but its central idea is irresistible. Get it from somewhere other than Amazon.

So far I have deleted my Facebook and Instagram accounts. Next I intend to tackle the Google empire. I’m sure they are shaking in their shoes.