Andrew Harvey is a poet, writer, translator, filmmaker and teacher, and the author or editor of more than 30 books. He was born in 1952 in South India, where he lived until the age of nine, when he was sent to England to be educated. He attended Oxford University and, at the age of twenty-one, became the youngest Fellow of All Soul's College in its history. In 1977 he returned to India and immersed himself in its culture, philosophy and spirituality. He has since travelled widely and now lives in Nevada. His most famous book is A Journey in Ladakh.