Tim Lott was born in 1956 in Southall, West London. He was educated at the local grammar school and worked on local newspapers before becoming a music journalist and a magazine publisher. At 27 he attended the LSE where he studied Politics and History. Subsequently he worked as a magazine editor, TV producer and feature writer before publishing his first book, The Scent Of Dried Roses in 1996, which won the Ackerley/PEN prize for Autobiography. His first novel, White City Blues won the Whitbread First Novel Award, and his second novel, Rumours Of A Hurricane was shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel Award. His other books are The Love Secrets Of Don Juan and The Seymour Tapes.
His first novel for children, Fearless, was published by Walker in June 2007 and was winner of the 2008 Lancashire Book Award. A second novel, How To Be Invisible, followed in 2013.
Tim has three daughters and lives in North West London.
Tim is represented by David Higham Associates for his children’s novels only, for other work contact Clare Alexander at Aitken Alexander Associates.
Author Photo Iain Philpott