About André

Born in Gloucestershire to Anglo-French parents, André grew up in Kent, Suffolk and Yorkshire and was educated at Ampleforth and Trinity College, Oxford.

Over the years he has found himself working in educational publishing, as a charity fundraiser, English and creative writing tutor, caddy on the professional golf tour, factory worker, farm-hand and dustman.  Alongside his writing he now works as a fundraising consultant for the Third Sector and divides his time between Cambridge and South Wales.

His love of travel and interest in other cultures has inspired much of his fiction to date.

He is also a keen sportsman and has run nearly 30 marathons, including the ‘Brathay 10in10’ in 2015.  Described by Bear Grylls as “the UK’s toughest endurance challenge”, this involved running 10 marathons (262 miles) in 10 days to raise funds for the Brathay Trust, a Cumbria-based charity helping disadvantaged children.