What Is The Idler? The Idler is a magazine (well, Ok, like Granta it's published in book form, so perhaps it's a 'periodical') that celebrates freedom, fun and the fine art of doing nothing. The Idler team believe that idleness is unjustly criticised in modern society when it is, in fact, a vital component of a happy life. Each issue we bring you a unique and varied collection of features, reviews, interviews, short stories, photography, cartoons, art -- and lots and lots of humour. We aim to comfort and inspire you with uplifting philosophy, satire and reflection, as well as giving practical information to help in the quest for the ultimate idle life.
Tom Hodgkinson is the editor of The Idler, which he co-founded in 1993. He is also the author of the best-selling How To Be Idle. He lives in Devon with his girlfriend and three small children. Dan Kieran is deputy editor of The Idler and runs the magazine's website. He also co-edited the titles Crap Jobs and Crap Towns. He is currently researching a book about the Beast of Bodmin. Gavin Pretor-Pinney is the co-founder and creative director of The Idler. He lives in London and is currently writing a book about clouds.