Andrew Davidson was born in Lambeth, south London in 1959, educated at Charterhouse School and Cambridge University, and has worked as a writer and journalist since 1982, with a focus on interviews and psychology. He wrote the interview page of the Sunday Times Business section from 2003 to 2012. Prior to that he wrote a similar weekly interview for the Financial Times and a monthly interview for Management Today magazine. He has won awards for business writer of the year (Periodical Publishers Association) and magazine writer of the year (The Work Foundation), and has published books on history, business and medicine, including The Invisible Cross (Heron/Quercus), an edited collection of Colonel Graham Chaplin's letters from World War One, with commentary; Fred's War (Short Books), the story of the photographs taken by his grandfather, a medical officer in 1914; Smart Luck (Pearson Prentice Hall), an anthology of interviews with entrepreneurs; Bloodlines (Little Brown), an anatomy of daily life at St Thomas's Hospital; and Under The Hammer (Heinemann), an account of the 1990 TV franchise auction in Britain. He was also editor-in-chief of 1000 CEOs (Dorling Kindersley), a compendium of profiles of the world's top business leaders. He is married to the writer and art historian Vanessa Nicolson and lives outside Sissinghurst in Kent.