Adam Macqueen’s books include The Prime Minister’s Ironing Board and The Lies of the Land: An Honest History of Political Deceit. The King of Sunlight, his biography of the soap manufacturer William Hesketh Lever, was named by The Economist as one of its books of the year.
He has contributed to Private Eye since 1997. He wrote the bestselling history of the magazine which was published in 2011 and edited the recent 60th anniversary celebration compiling the best of its contents through the years. He has also been on the editorial team of Popbitch and The Big Issue.
He lives on the South Coast with his husband, painter Michael Tierney.