John Saul was born and grew up in Liverpool. After a career in teaching he was for many years the translator for Greenpeace in Germany. He now lives in Suffolk.
He is the author of three collections of short stories, Call It Tender, The Most Serene Republic: love stories from cities and As Rivers Flow, and a novel, Heron and Quin. His stories have appeared in publications and anthologies throughout the UK, and in Ireland, Canada and Australia, while US publications have been showing increasing interest in his fiction.
He has been on panels selecting the winners to several short story competitions, and has written about fiction for the Guardian, Independent and Observer.