Iain Levison was born is Aberdeen, Scotland in 1963 and came to the US in 1974. After graduating high school, he returned to the UK to join the British Army. He was promptly sent to Peru to burn cocaine fields. Three years later he returned to the US where he has worked as a truck driver, house painter, Alaskan crab fisherman and an Emergency Medical Technician. He is the author of the widely reviewed and commercially successful novels Working Stiff's Manifesto and Since the Layoffs. He currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina.