Jonathan Meres
Jonathan Meres

All About Jonathan Meres

Jonathan Meres was born at an early age and raised by penguins in the Belgian rainforest. He left school at 3.30 and joined the merchant navy, which to this day remains the closest he’s ever come to having ‘a proper job’, as he often hilariously quips.
Jonathan has, however, done a variety of other things, including being an ice cream van driver and a Perrier nominated stand-up comedian. As an actor he has worked in children’s theatre and has appeared on television as well as in various movies, dodgy 80’s pop videos and an advert with Joan Collins. He’s written for TV and radio, including his own series on Radio 4. He is author of over 20 books for children and he’s currently best known for his award-winning, best-selling series, The World Of Norm which has so far been translated into just over 12 languages – oh and it’s been in The Beano twice, which Jonathan thinks is dead cool, even if nobody else does. Jonathan lives in Edinburgh.

Jonathan has had a few interesting jobs as an actor and here are just a few…
In the movie The Little Vampire he played the part of the teacher complete with terrible Scottish accent. (his words!)
In the movie, Stony of Destiny he played the detective and got to drive in a really cool old car.
He’s also the main baddie in 3 zombie movies; Outpost, Outpost Black Sun and Outpost Rise of the Spetsnaz.
On TV he’s been in lots of things including The 39 Steps, Rab C Nesbitt and Yo! diary! (which he also wrote).
Back in the day, he was in all sorts of pop videos including Erasure, Nik Kershaw, PIL and Strawberry Switchblade  (ask your Gran!)

Jonathan’s School Visits

Jonathan’s full day visits to school consist of a presentation to the whole or part school and 4 x 1 hour writing workshops for 30-35 children in each, the half day visit is a presentation to school a question and answer session and book signing.

The student age range would be KS2 upwards.

To Make a Booking

To make an enquiry about Jonathan Meres, or any of the other authors, poets & illustrators listed on this website, please phone Trevor Wilson on +44 (0) 1535 656015, or email him at