Joff Winterhart was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2018.
Joff Winterhart is an illustrator, writer, occasional film-maker/ animator, drummer, songwriter, T-shirt maker, rock ’n’ roll fan and dog enthusiast. He has written and drawn two graphic novels, Days of the Bagnold Summer, which was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award in 2012, and Driving Short Distances (2017). He also made the animated film Violet and Turquoise, which won the Cymru BAFTA for best animation in 2003. He lives in Bristol, where he plays drums and writes songs in the long-standing band Bucky and thinks about getting a new dog.