Alexander Larman was born in 1981 and educated at Winchester and Oxford, where he read English and graduated with a First. He writes regularly about literature and the arts for publications including The Guardian, TLS, New Statesman, Spectator, Telegraph, Five Dials, the Erotic Review and the Observer. He also writes for luxury consumer titles such as The Arbuturian, The Resident, Quintessentially Insider and Mr and Mrs Smith.
He has worked on editing and ghostwriting various titles in the past, including Kathryn Apanowicz's memoir of Richard Whiteley, Richard by Kathryn, and the late Sebastian Horsley's bestselling memoir Dandy in the Underworld, which led Horsley to comment 'There is nobody in London more capable of genius - or a flop - than Alexander Larman.'
His first book, Blazing Star: The Life and Times of John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, for which he was awarded an Elizabeth Longford grant by the Society of Authors, is published by Head of Zeus and his second, a social history of the year 1666, will appear in late 2015.