Jeff Noon was born in Manchester in 1957. He was trained in the visual arts, and was musically active on the punk scene before starting to write plays for the theatre. His first novel, VURT, was published in 1993 and went on to win critical acclaim and the Arthur C. Clarke Award.
He went on to write POLLEN, set in the same world as VURT, and many other novels including AUTOMATED ALICE, PIXEL JUICE and NEEDLE IN THE GROVE. His latest novel is CHANNEL SK1N. You can find out more about Jeff and his books at www.metamorphiction.com