007 Author Profiles

Ian Fleming [creator of James Bond; original series published 1953-1966]

Ian Lancaster Fleming was born in Mayfair, London on 28th May 1908, the second of four brothers. He was schooled at Eton College and continued his education in Europe, studying languages in Kitzbuhel, Munich and Geneva...[more]

Kingsley Amis [official James Bond author 1967-8]

Amis, [Sir] Kingsley (1922-1995). Novelist, wine writer, critic and journalist. Kingsley Amis was born in Clapham, South London. He was educated at Oxford and served in the Royal Signals during the Second World War...[more]

Christopher Wood [James Bond screen-writer and author 1976-1979]

Christopher Wood was born in 1935 in London. A screenwriter and novelist, Wood was the first author to write novelizations of Bond films...[more]

John Gardner [official James Bond author 1980-1996]

Novelist (1926-2007). A graduate of Cambridge University who did his postgraduate work at Oxford, he had variously been a stage magician, an officer in the Royal Marines, a theatrical journalist, a lecturer in Shakespearean production and a priest in the Church of England...[more]

Raymond Benson [official James Bond author 1996-2003]

Born in Texas in 1955, Benson is a novelist, short story writer, composer, dramatist and software designer. In 1984 Benson demonstrated his interest and knowledge of James Bond in his debut book The James Bond Bedside Companion, an Edgar-nominated critical work on Ian Fleming and the 007 franchise...[more]

Sebastian Faulks [official James Bond author 2006-2008]

In May 2006, British literary heavyweight Sebastian Faulks CBE was approached by Ian Fleming's Literary Estate and asked if he would write a one-off James Bond novel to mark the centenary of Fleming's birth. The book, entitled Devil May Care, was published on 28th May, 2008...[more]

Jeffrey Deaver [official James Bond author 2010-11]

As with Sebastian Faulks in 2008, best-selling author Jeffrey Deaver was approached to write a one-off James Bond novel,which was published under the title Carte Blanche in 2011...[more]