A.J. Kirby has lived in Leeds longer than he has lived anywhere else. The city got its hooks into him when he studied English at the university, and he's been unable to escape its clutches ever since. He began writing seriously following an appearance on a TV quiz show hosted by Les Dennis. Despite being told the answers prior to the show, Andy still managed to grab defeat from the jaws of victory and walked away with nothing. Ever since, he has been trying to prove he is not a complete imbecile, one book at a time. And thankfully, he's been recognised with regular appearances (and competition wins) at Yorkshire literary festivals, some high-profile publications (of both short fiction and full-length works), and he has also been short-listed for The Guardian's Not the Booker Prize. The Lost Boys of Prometheus City is his tenth novel.