Andrew Lycett is an English biographer and journalist.
Lycett was educated at Charterhouse School and studied history at Christ Church, Oxford. He then worked for a while for The Times as a correspondent in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. He has written several well-received biographies and he is best known for his biography of Ian Fleming, Ian Fleming: The Man Behind James Bond.
He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2009 and he is a Fellow in 2014.
He currently lives and writes in London.Biographies
Qaddafi and the Libyan Revolution, David Blundy and Lycett (Weidenfeld and Nicolson [W&N], 1987)
Ian Fleming (W&N, 1995); US title, Ian Fleming: The man behind James Bond (Turner Publishing, 1995)
From Diamond Sculls to Golden Handcuffs: A history of Rowe & Pitman (London: Robert Hale, 1999) – stockbrokers established by George D. Rowe and Frederick I. Pitman
Rudyard Kipling (W&N, 1999)
Dylan Thomas: A new life (W&N, 2003)
Conan Doyle: The man who created Sherlock Holmes (W&N, 2007); US title, The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes: The life and times of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Free Press, 2007)
Wilkie Collins: A life of sensation (Hutchinson & Co., 2013)
Barrack-Room Ballads, Rudyard Kipling (2001?) – an edition of Barrack-Room Ballads and other verses (1892) annotated by Lycett
Kipling Abroad: Traffics and discoveries from Burma to Brazil, Rudyard Kipling, edited by Lycett (I.B. Tauris, 2010)