Poet and novelist John Eliot was born in Leicester, England, the son of the local GP, Thomas Eliot. His early interests in writing and music came together when, as editor of his university student newspaper, he interviewed reggae legend Bob Marley. He also had articles published in the fan magazines of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. John taught in the south-west of England before moving to France with his wife. He now writes full-time. His poems can be found in anthologies. His novel 'The Good Doctor' is also published in 2014. 'Ssh is his first collection of poetry. He is the founder of the literary festival in St Clementin, France.