Tim Lott has written a piece called My Notting Hill. He was born in 1956 in Southall, Middlesex and studied Politics and History at the London School of Economics.

As well as journalism, he has worked in publishing and broadcasting, and was editor of the London listings magazine City Limits. The Scent of Dried Roses (1996), an account of his mother’s depression and suicide, won the JR Ackerley Prize. His first novel, White City Blue (1999), a portrait of a group of young male friends, won the Whitbread First Novel Award. It was followed by Rumours of a Hurricane (2002), the story of a couple living in Britain at the beginning of the 1980s. The Love Secrets of Don Juan (2003) explores the search for love and self-knowledge. His latest novel is The Seymour Tapes (2005). Tim Lott lives in London.