Adam Macqueen’s first novel, political thriller Beneath the Streets, the first in a series featuring rent-boy turned private detective Tommy Wildeblood, was published by Lightning Books in April 2020. The second in the series, The Enemy Within, will follow in February 2022.
Private Eye: The 60 Yearbook, a compilation edited by Adam of the biggest historical, political and cultural events of the last six decades as they were recorded in the pages of the satirical magazine, will be published in September 2021 as part of the Eye’s diamond anniversary.
Adam’s non-fiction books include The Prime Minister’s Ironing Board and other State Secrets (Little, Brown, 2013) and the The Lies of the Land: An Honest History of Political Deceit (Atlantic 2018).
He has been contributing to Private Eye magazine since 1997, and wrote the bestselling history of the magazine which was published for its 50th anniversary in 2011. He is also on the editorial team of Popbitch, and from 1999-2002 was deputy editor of The Big Issue.
He lives on the South Coast with his husband, the painter Michael Tierney.