Jamie Redgate grew up on the north edge of Scotland. He moved to Glasgow to study English at the University of Strathclyde, and from there to the University of Glasgow to do his MLitt in American Studies and a PhD in English Literature, which was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and completed in 2018. The resulting book, Wallace and I (2019), is now available in paperback from Routledge.
Since completing his PhD, Jamie has been writing essays and fiction and working on his first novel. He has written about Japan and Japanese literature, contemporary American fiction, Christianity and fantasy, manga, video games, and veganism, and his work has been published by Cambridge University Press, Electric Literature, Extra Teeth, Gutter, Books and Bao, Wiley, and elsewhere. His story “Letters to Nowhere” won third prize in the 2018 Imprint Writing Competition.