Andrew Crumey was born in Glasgow in 1961. He read theoretical physics and mathematics at St Andrews University and Imperial College in London, before doing post-doctoral research at Leeds University on nonlinear dynamics.After a spell of being the literary editor at Scotland on Sunday he now combines teaching creative writing at Northumbria University with his writing. He is the author of seven novels: Music, in a Foreign Language (1994), Pfitz (1995), D'Alembert's Principle (1996), Mr Mee (2000), Mobius Dick (2004), Sputnik Caledonia (2008) and The Secret Knowledge (2013).
"...an extraordinarily clever enterprise that repays close
reading." -- Gutter Magazine
"With its enthusiasm for secret societies and acts that echo through time, it mines the fruitful ground between Cloud Atlas and Foucault's Pendulum..." -- James Smart, The Guardian