Robert Leigh was born in 1933. Afte two years as a reporter on a local newspaper, he moved to Paris, and then to London, where he wrote for literary magazines. A spell in Holland, writing a column for a Dutch national newspaper, was followed by two years in Spain, contributing articles to the New York Times and other newspapers. He ran an advertising consultancy in Covent Garden with his brother for a number of years, while continuing to write for many publications worldwide. The author of two crime novels, he moved to Greece after an illness and now lives there with his companion most of the year.