Neil Blackmore is the author of four novels. After attending university at Leeds and in London, he published his first novels in his twenties. His work has been acclaimed for its radical redrawing of the historical fiction form and the parameters of queer historical fiction. His third novel, The Intoxicating Mr Lavelle, was shortlisted for the Polari Prize for LGBTQ+ Fiction. The Dangerous Kingdom of Love, his most recent title, was memorably described as ‘Hilary Mantel on acid’ and chosen as one of The Times’ Best Historical Fiction Novels. He lives in London.