Richard McNeff was born in London, where he now lives. His father was a repertory theatre actor who went into film and television. His mother is a poet. After reading English at Sussex University, he wrote for International Times. He subsequently lived in Barcelona, Amsterdam, the Basque country and Baku, settling on Ibiza where he stayed for severalyears. His articles and reviews have appeared inFortean Times, Boulevard Magenta and the Guardian. His novel, Sybarite among the Shadows, is set in London’s bohemia of the 1930s.