John-Paul Flintoff

Author and Journalist with The Sunday Times

Biography

The late Nobel winner Harold Pinter commented on John-Paul Flintoff’s writing, “Very good. Very funny…In fact it made me laugh,” which is praise indeed. Prior to becoming an author and journalist, John-Paul has also worked as a bin man, an executive PA, a scuba diver, a poet, a taxi driver, a tailor, a gardener, an ice-cream salesman, a hairdresser, an assistant undertaker, a bit-part player in pantomime, a waiter, an illustrator, a high-wire window cleaner, a photographer, a very amateur boxer, a karaoke singer, and a rat catcher, but he has now settled down as a writer, film-maker, and broadcaster. His book, Sew Your Own, argues that the way we look at clothing influences the way we look at the environment, the economy and life itself.