James Meek was born in London and grew up in Dundee. His novel The People’s Act of Love (2005) has been translated into more than twenty languages.
The People’s Act of Love won the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize, the SAC Book of the Year Award, was longlisted for the 2005 Booker Prize. The widely acclaimed We Are Now Beginning Our Descent is his fourth novel. He has published two collections of short stories, Last Orders and The Museum of Doubt, and contributed to the acclaimed Rebel Inc anthologies The Children of Albion Rovers and The Rovers Return.