From the author's bio in The Dark Stuff (Penguin, 1994):
"Nick Kent was born on 24 December 1951 in North London, where he spent his formative years. At the age of 19, while studying English Literature at Bedford College, London University, he began contributing articles and reviews to the self-styled British underground press and was quickly asked to do the same for the 'New Musical Express' (NME). There followed a long period of collaboration with the latter stretching through the 1970s, during which time Kent also enjoyed a career as a musican with the Sex Pistols and recording with his own group, the Subterraneans. In the 1980s he moved on to pen articles for The Face, Arena, the Sunday Times, Details, Spin, Vox and numberous other periodicals. In the 1990s he moved to France, where he worked as a scriptwriter for BBC2's Rapido. He currently works as both scriptwriter and director of two French TV shows as well as contributing a weekly column to France's daily paper Liberation. He currently lives in Paris with his girlfriend, writer and TV personality Laurence Romance, and their young son, James. Although his work has appeared in numerous published collections, The Dark Stuff is his first book."