Nicholas Graham grew up in West Cumbria and spent his youth among the mountains of the Lake District. He has variously worked for an international airline, a long-standing mutual organisation, an obscure government agency and one of the country’s leading universities. He has also voiced numerous online industrial training courses and was formerly half of BBC Radio Cumbria’s film review duo ‘The Men In Black’. He was a member of the Sidney Sussex College team that won BBC2’s University Challenge – Champion of Champions series in 2002. After living for many years in the south of England he returned to Cumbria with the aim of writing fiction. He lives with his family in a village on the Cumbrian coast.