Peter Burnett was born of a farming family in 1968 and spent his early years in Memsie Aberdeenshire. He went to school in Aberdeen and graduated in Cultural History from the University of Aberdeen. He has worked in theatre and is a performing blues guitarist and singer. He currently works as a financial adviser which has financed a second degree course, in Theology, at Glasgow University. He has published several short stories and his first novel The Machine Doctor was shortlisted for Scottish Book of the Year 2002. Peter is also the author of Odium (2004), The Supper Book (2008) and The Studio Game (2012).