John Higgs has spent 10 years writing and producing in a wide range of media, making him the only man who can boast of producing both a long running series for BBC Radio 4 and a best selling videogame for the PlayStation 2.

He created the innovative historical and geographical quiz show X Marks The Spot for BBC Radio 4. The series has now been running for eight years. Videogames that he has produced include Crash n' Burn (Eidos Interactive, PlayStation 2 and Xbox) and ATV: Quad Power Racing 2 (Acclaim, PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube), which has sold over three quarters of a million copies.

In between these very different endeavours he has worked extensively in television and animation, writing and producing programmes including The Beeps (Channel 5, 2008), Pen Monkeys (Channel 4, 2000) and TooMuch TV (Channel 5, 1999), for which he earned a Best Children's Entertainment Programme BAFTA nomination. He has written for publications including The Guardian, The Independent and Mojo, and is a judge in two categories for the BAFTA Games Awards. He has a degree in Computer Science.

He lives in Brighton with his partner and two children.

(photo: Author photographed at the book launch party, London June 2006, by Paul Terrence Madden)