Andrew Wilson is the award-winning author of five 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 other novels in the series are A Different Kind of Evil (2018), Death in a Desert Land (2019) and I Saw Him Die (2020). The novels are 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.
Andrew is also the author of the novel Five Strangers, a ‘dark and twisty’ thriller, which he publishes under the name E V Adamson which is to be published in the Spring of 2021 by HarperFiction.
The novel starts with five people witnessing a shocking event on Hampstead Heath one Valentine’s Day. HarperFiction editorial director Phoebe Morgan explained: ‘Five Strangers opens with an amazing scene in which the London skyline is shattered by violence and each stranger must ask themselves: did they really see what they think they saw? It’s a tale of obsession, toxicity and secrets, and the way our lives are all interlinked, even if we don’t realise it. I fell in love with the powerful voice straight away; E V Adamson writes with a scalpel and I am thrilled to be bringing him to the HarperFiction crime list.’
Andrew is the new tutor on the Faber Academy online crime writing course.