Rebecca May Johnson is a writer and academic whose writing brings critical practices into everyday life. She has written reviews and features for Fantastic Man, Times Literary Supplement, The Happy Reader, LRB online, Financial Times, Guardian, and AnOther, among others. She also uses online publishing to conduct stylistic experiments: her essay "I Dream of Canteens" was published via TinyLetter and gained widespread acclaim, winning "The Browser" prize for the best piece on the internet in April 2019. Her anonymous waitressing series was voted in the Observer Food Monthly "Top 50" of 2018. She was finalist in the "Young British Foodies" writing prize judged by Marina O'Loughlin and Yotam Ottolenghi for writing published on her site Dinner Document. Small Fires is her first book.