Andrew Lycett

Andrew Lycett Author and Biographer, Press Photo

biographer and author




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. I have recently finished a stint on the Management Committee of the Society of Authors. I am currently a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). 


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'highly recommended'


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

Designing 007 - 50 Years of Bond Style, Barbican
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Designing 007 - 50 Years of Bond Style, a major exhibition on which I acted as a consultant. Next up in Paris

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


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

click here for link

Wilkie Collins.jpg; A Sensational Life13

Further details on events page

Wilkie Collins.jpg; A Sensational Life13