JACK URWIN

Agent: Juliet Pickering

Biography: Jack Urwin was born in Loughborough in 1992 and came to London at 18 to study journalism, a degree which would do its best to turn him off becoming a journalist. He spent several years working as a music publicist on campaigns for a variety of major and independent labels, leading to Enrique Iglesias labelling him - quite unfairly, he feels - a 'drill sergeant'. 

Bored of press releases, Jack decided to move towards a more creative outlet for his writing, contributing to a number of music publications, humour sites and magazines including McSweeney's and VICE. His work has covered a range of issues such as politics, mental health and gender and has drawn praise from the likes of Irvine Welsh. He's spoken at UCL and been interviewed on US radio by Judith Regan, although unlike OJ Simpson didn't confess to any murders in the process.

MAN UP: Surviving Modern Masculinity Icon Books, June 2016 Non-fiction, 256 pages A darkly comical exploration into the toxic effects of masculinity and emotional repression on society. Influenced by, among other things, his own father's premature death, MAN UP expands on the themes of Jack's essay 'A Stiff Upper Lip Is Killing British Men', one of VICE's most shared articles globally in 2014.

MAN UP: Surviving Modern Masculinity

Icon Books, June 2016
Non-fiction, 256 pages

A darkly comical exploration into the toxic effects of masculinity and emotional repression on society. Influenced by, among other things, his own father's premature death, MAN UP expands on the themes of Jack's essay 'A Stiff Upper Lip Is Killing British Men', one of VICE's most shared articles globally in 2014.