Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson is the award-winning author of three novels, four biographies and one group biography. In 2003, his first book, Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith (Bloomsbury) won an Edgar Allan Poe Award and the LAMBDA Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize. Since then he has written the biographies Harold Robbins: The Man Who Invented Sex (Bloomsbury); Mad Girl’s Love Song: Sylvia Plath and Life Before Ted, (Simon & Schuster); Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath the Skin (Simon & Schuster, film rights optioned by Damian Jones and Pathe); and the group biography, Shadow of the Titanic: The Extraordinary Stories of Those Who Survived (Simon & Schuster).

His 2007 psychological thriller The Lying Tongue was shortlisted for the Jelf First Novel award. In 2017, he published A Talent for Murder (Simon & Schuster), the first book in a series of crime novels featuring Agatha Christie. The sequel A Different Kind of Evil was published in 2018 and 2019 sees the publication of Death in a Desert Land (published by Simon & Schuster in the UK and US, and in numerous territories around the world). The television/film rights have been sold to Origin Pictures.

His journalism has appeared in the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, Tatler, the Observer, the Sunday Times, the Daily Mail, Evening Standard, the Smithsonian and the Washington Post. He is a frequent broadcaster and has appeared on BBC Front Row, Woman’s Hour, the Today programme and Sky News.