Neil McKenna is an award-winning writer and journalist who has written for the Independent,
the Independent on Sunday, the Observer, the Guardian, the New Statesman and Channel
Neil's bestselling biography The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde won widespread and glowing
reviews on both sides of the Atlantic and was nominated for several awards. Previously,
Neil wrote two ground-breaking books – On the Margins and The Silent Epidemic – about
men who have sex with men and the Aids epidemic in the developing world.
Neil was born in Manchester and grew up in Norfolk. He was educated at the Universities
of Stirling and Essex where he studied art history. He lives with his partner, Robert
Jones, in North London.