Rupert James was born in Washington, DC in 1960 and grew up in Surrey. He moved to London in 1978 and has lived there ever since. After completing his PhD in 1986 he left the groves of academia and has been tossing around on the stormy waters of literature ever since. As well as novels Rupert has also written several TV tie-ins (including EastEnders
, Strictly Come Dancing
, Cold Feet
and The British Museum
) and is the author, co-author or editor of various biographies (Jayne County, John S Barrington and others).
Rupert also works as a journalist, and has contributed to the Guardian
, the Independent
, The Times, Time Out, Radio Times
and Gay Times
. He produces events celebrating and exploring lesbian and gay history at the Southbank Centre, London, and elsewhere.