Avon Priestley is a former journalist with the BBC and a foreign correspondent for the Independent. More recently he has been teaching creative writing and journalism at Wormwood Scrubs prison. He is based in Islington, London with his wife Lyndia and their Border Terrier. They own a house in France which they are restoring. The property is situated amongst vineyards near Bergerac in the Dordogne.
He is 65. His Border Terrier is 5.