John West was born in Scotland. He spent most of his life in Africa, 30 years of it in the worlds of financial management and auditing.
John took second prize in the Scottish SPCA’s national writing competition, and was the first winner of the Waddington writing prize. Most recently, he was longlisted for the 2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize.<br><br>
He now splits his time between managing client finances, writing novels and short stories, and growing old disgracefully.