P. B. Kerr
P.B. Kerr
P. B. Kerr


22, February 1956



Philip Kerr is a British author of both adult fiction and non-fiction, most notably the Bernie Gunther series, and of children's books, particularly the Children of the Lamp series.

Born in Edinburgh, Kerr was educated there and at at a grammar school in Northampton. He studied law at the University of Birmingham from 1974–1980, achieving a masters degree. Kerr worked as an advertising copywriter for Saatchi and Saatchi before becoming a full-time writer in 1989. He has written for the Sunday Times, the Evening Standard and the New Statesman.

Kerr has published novels as Philip Kerr and a children's series, Children of the Lamp, under the name P.B. Kerr.

Kerr is married to fellow novelist, Jane Thynne. They live in Wimbledon, London, and have three children: William, Charlie and Naomi.

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