© Erik Weiss
Born in Scotland in 1966, he played guitar with the indie band The Wishing Stones in the 1980s and worked as an A&R manager for a record company after his studies before turning to writing in 2002. In 2006, his first book Music from Big Pink was published. In 2008, he landed an international bestseller with the novel Kill Your Friends. Numerous other novels followed, including cult classics such as The Amateurs or The Second Coming. In addition to novels, John Niven also writes screenplays. He lives near London.