Lando Hilton was born in Winchester in 1988. He was a fairly ordinary child until, when he was five, a flu virus wiped out all of his hearing. This made social interaction a struggle, so he became a prolific reader, absorbing himself in fiction to compensate for what he was missing out on in the real world. All this early reading helped Lando to develop his own skill and style.
In 1997 Lando underwent a cochlear implant, a major operation which gave him artificial hearing. His love of literature remained, and in his teens he started entering and winning creative writing competitions. In 2012 he graduated from the University of Leicester with a BSc in Psychology before deciding to be a full-time writer.
In addition to novels, Lando writes for magazines on disability, mental health and other topics. His hobbies include running, swimming and travelling to unusual places. He has fond memories of riding camels in the Sahara, snowmobiling in Finland and holding his nose through a fish market in Norway.