Jasper Kent was born in Worcestershire, England in 1968. He attended King Edward’s School, Birmingham and went on to study Natural Sciences at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, specialising in physics.
He has spent over twenty-five years working as a software consultant and trainer in the UK and Europe, whilst also writing both fiction and music. He is perhaps best known as the author of The Danilov Quintet, comprising the novels Twelve, Thirteen Years Later, The Third Section,The People’s Willand The Last Rite. The series is a tale of vampirism intertwining with Russian History spanning the years 1812 to 1918.
In addition, he has written Late Whitsun, the first in a series of detective stories set in pre-war Brighton, and a number of short stories including The Sergeant and the General, Benand The Tangled Web.
In theatre, he began life on the composition side of things, co-writing the musicals Writer’s Cramp,Malvolio’s Revenge, The Promised Landand Remember! Remember! More recently he has moved into straight theatre, with the plays Beside the Kitchen Tableand Comin’ Thro’ the Rye.
He has recently finished his latest novel, a supernatural thriller provisionally titled The Unshriven, set in New York City in 1875.
He lives in Brighton (well, Hove, actually) with a dog called Bilbo and a person called Helen.
Full details of his work can be found at www.jasperkent.com.