John Osborne writes books, poems and for the radio. He has written three non-fiction books: Radio Head, The Newsagent’s Window and Don’t Need the Sunshine. He has written and performed two solo Edinburgh shows John Peel’s Shed and On The Beach and has had poems published in The Guardian, The Spectator and The Big Issue. His first collection of poetry Most people aren’t that happy, anyway was published by Nasty Little Press in 2013.
‘Gentle without being dull, sharp but never sneering, witty but without a hint of the show-off, John Osborne is a lovely, engaging writer finding the joyous in the everyday and as charming and unpredictable as the British seaside itself.’ - STUART MACONIE on Don’t Need The Sunshine (The AA, 2013).
‘Heartwarming, nostalgic … Osborne’s writing is sublime’ – The Stage (about On The Beach)
‘Funny, perceptive and charming’ – Gillian Reynolds (about Radio Head)