About Greg Watts


Greg Watts is the author of award-winning Ole! Ole! Passion on a Plate: The Rise of Spanish Cuisine in London and a cook who runs pop-up kitchens in south-east London.

He has also written books about or with artists, popes, former gangsters, trade unionists, and undertakers. His 2015 memoir The Long Road Out of Town tells the story of how he escaped a small Midlands town and discovered his vocation to be a writer.

During his career in journalism he has written for numerous publications, including The Times, London’s Evening Standard, and British Journalism Review. He has also worked in TV and radio.