Jason Lee is a novelist, critic and academic, and the author/editor of fifteen books with work translated into ten languages. He is an international authority on transgressive culture and editor of the journal and book series Transgressive Culture. His latest critical work is published by Bloomsbury.
His new novel Spit Roast concerns pornography, celebrity, trans-sexuality and football. His recent critical and creative work examines transgression in relation to nationalism, religion and belief; criminality; sexuality; addiction; and mental health. Jason Lee is most well-known for his academic books on child sexual abuse, culture and the media, including Pervasive Perversions – paedophilia and child sexual abuse in media culture, published by Free Association Books. Jason Lee is Professor of Culture and Creative Writing at the University of Derby and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Life off Earth: are the aliens out there?
"I have been doing the Battle of Ideas for a couple of years, but never before have I felt so heartened and so alive as the day ended. The spectacle of so many fascinating minds, none too proud to agree, none too modern to disagree, all at work on the most important questions of this rocky period: it's enough to make you believe there's hope for the species, yet."
Zoe Williams, columnist, Guardian; author, What Not to Expect When You're Expecting