Andrew Lycett

biographer and author

Andrew Lycett Author and Biographer, Press Photo



I am a biographer, author and broadcaster.

My main books are lives of Muammar Qaddafi, Ian Fleming, Rudyard Kipling, Dylan Thomas, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Wilkie Collins.

I also write and review for a large number of newspapers and magazines.

I lecture and speak at schools, universities and literary festivals.

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Wilkie Collins.jpg; A Sensational Life13

Wilkie Collins: A Life of Sensation - Originally published by Hutchinson in September 2013, the paperback came out from Windmill Books in April 2014.

2014 Dylan Thomas Centenary All sorts of things: plus I'm leading Dylan Odyssey events on Ceredigion coast and in Oxford in August

dylan thomas

Forthcoming events include:

August 23 Dylan Odyssey - leading tour on Ceredigion coast
August 30 Dylan Odyssey - tour in Oxford
September 11 Dylan Thomas Festival King's Place London
September 20 7pm St David's Ysgol Dewi Sant (National Museum of Wales) Dylan Thomas talk

October 2 6pm Henley Literary Festival Dylan Thomas event with Hannah Ellis and Hilly Janes

Further details on events page




'perfect bedside book'

dylan thomas, Andrew Lycett
conan doyle, andrew lycett
fleming cover




Rudyard Kipling, Andrew Lycett

30 April 2013 16.30 BBC Radio 4 Great Lives on Conan Doyle plus repeat and on IPlayer
click here for link

Designing 007 - 50 Years of Bond Style, a major exhibition on which I acted as a consultant. Now touring in Melbourne

24-28 January 2013 - Jaipur Literature Festival - Too good to miss. Andrew Lycett talking on Ian Fleming/James Bond; Kipling; spy literature; biography
click here for link to talks

'highly recommended'

Qaddafi, Andrew Lycett

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