More About the Author
Graham Lord has published nineteen books: nine novels, seven biographies, two autobiographies, and an anthology of his short stories, essays, travel articles and journalism, 'Lord of the Files.' All of them are available as Amazon Kindle ebooks, and descriptions and reviews of all his books can be read at www.graham-lord.com and www.fernhillbooks.co.uk.
His most recent novel is a comic adventure/love story about a small Caribbean island, 'Under a Hammock Moon,' and his most recent memoir describes more than a hundred writers, actors, politicians and other celebrated people whom he met during forty years as a Fleet Street journalist, 'Lord's Ladies and Gentlemen: 100 Legends of the 20th Century.'
His books have been translated into French, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, German, Russian and Chinese.
Born in 1943 in Southern Rhodesia and also educated in what is now Zimbabwe, he was raised in Mozambique, took an honours degree in History at Cambridge, edited the university newspaper Varsity and joined the Sunday Express in London, where he spent 23 years as Literary Editor, wrote a weekly column about books and interviewed almost every major English language author of the 1960s to 1990s, from P. G. Wodehouse and Graham Greene to Muriel Spark and Ruth Rendell.
In 1987 he launched the £20,000 Sunday Express Book of the Year Award and after leaving the Sunday Express in 1992 wrote regularly for The Daily Telegraph, The Times and the Daily Mail, and from 1994 to 1996 he edited the short story magazine Raconteur.
He has two daughters, lives in the West Indies and the South of France with his wife, Juliet, a highly talented artist, and he is writing his tenth novel.