Jon Woolcott

Jon Woolcott is a writer and publisher, who has lived in Dorset for twelve years, and grew up nearby in southern Wiltshire. He currently works for the acclaimed independent publisher, Little Toller, where he also edits The Clearing, the online journal for new writing about place and nature. He has been Communications Officer for Cranborne Chase AONB, (straddling Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset), and held senior marketing and buying roles for Stanfords, Waterstones and Ottakar’s. His writing, which often focuses on Dorset, has appeared widely, including for The Guardian, Caught by the River, The Bookseller, Sightly Foxed, Echtrai Journal and History Press. 


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Author Events

Tuesday 6th June, 15:00
Sturminster Newton

 Jon Woolcott will be talking about his new book Real Dorset (Seren 2023), the latest in Seren's 'Real' Series. Real Dorset is a personal, detailed, discursive, humorous and idiosyncratic look at the county famous for its spectacular coastline, for its historic towns, its eco foodie reputation, for Hardy and Fowles. But there’s much more behind the tourist-friendly façade – subversion, rebellion and revolt, wealth and poverty, ghost stories and rich folklore.  Criss-crossing the county, Woolcott makes connections, uncovers the hidden and the forgotten. Locals and tourists alike may think they...