Andrew Lownie

Andrew Lownie was born in 1961 and was educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge, Edinburgh University, and the College of Law in London. Since 1984 he has written and reviewed for a range of newspapers and magazines, including The Times, Spectator, and Guardian. In 1998 he founded The Biographers’ Club, a monthly dining society for biographers and those involved in promoting biography, and The Biographers’ Club Prize which supports first-time biographers. He has a regular advice column in the writing magazine Words with Jam, writes an entry each year on submitting to agents for The Writers’ Handbook, contributed to The Arvon Book of Life Writing, regularly gives talks on aspects of publishing, and runs the Andrew Lownie Literary Agency.