Alan Hollinghurst was born in 1954 in Gloucestershire, England. He studied and then taught English at The University of Oxford.
His novels include The Swimming-Pool Library (1988), winner of the Somerset Maugham Award; The Folding Star (1994), shortlisted for the Booker Prize and winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize; The Line of Beauty (2004), winner of The Man Booker Prize and adapted into a three part television series by the BBC in 2006; and The Stranger’s Child (2011), longlisted for the Man Booker Prize.
For several years he was the Deputy Editor of the Times Literary Supplement and was one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists in 1993.
Hollinghurst lives in London.