Alex Johnson (journalist)
Alex Johnson (born 26 March 1969) is an English journalist and writer.
Early Life and Education
Johnson was born in Shrewsbury. He moved when he was young and grew up in Wellington, Shropshire, before moving to York, where he attended Bootham School. He read Modern History at The Queen's College, Oxford.
Johnson is known as the UK's foremost shedworker..
After graduating from university, Johnson trained as a journalist in York for The Press (York). He went on to write for a range of national titles in both England and Spain, including The Sunday Times' website in 1997. Johnson has been part of The Independent online time since 2007, writing for the Home Front property column. Johnson has also written various pieces of freelance work for other newspapers and charities, notably Crohn's and Colitis UK, Age Concern, Primary Club, and Mentoring and Befriending Foundation.
Johnson is the founding editor and publisher of three international blogs: Shedworking, Bookshelf, and The Micro Life, and has written nine books: Shedworking: The Alternative Workplace Revolution (2010), Bookshelf (2013), Improbable Libraries (2015), A Book of Book Lists (2017), Book Towns (2018), Shelf Life (2018), The Shed Manual (2019), Edward Lear and the Pussycat: Famous Writers and Their Pets (2019), Menus That Made History (2019), and "How to Give Your Child a Lifelong Love of Reading."
Johnson has also written two writers' trumps card games, called "The Writers Game."
Johnson is the founding judge of the annual Shed of the Year competition.
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- The Independent, "Alex Johnson". Retrieved 08/02/2020.
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- Good Reads, "Shedworking: The Alternative Workplace Revolution". Retrieved 08/02/2020.
- Thames and Hudson, "Bookshelf". Retrieved 05/02/2020.
- Amazon, "How to Give Your Child a Lifelong Love of Reading Paperback – 26 Mar 2020". Retrieved 25/12/2019.
- Shedworking, "About". Retrieved 02/02/2020
- WILCO, "Shed of the year 2010 judge : Alex Johnson". Retrieved 14/05/2019.
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