Jamie Reid is an author and journalist with a life-long interest in horse racing and gambling. He specialises in narrative non-fiction and in 2013 he won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award with Doped, the true story of a massive 1960s racehorse doping conspiracy. He followed that up with Blown, about an SOE agent in WW2 and Monsieur X about a glamorous and aristocratic French gambler who fell into the grip of the Mafia. It was shortlisted for the 2018 Daily Telegraph Sports Biography of the Year. His new book, Bandit Country, a period gangster epic set in Newcastle and the northeast, will be published in June 2023.
Educated at Oxford and Stanford, Jamie has written for the Independent on Sunday, the Guardian and Private Eye and for 10 years he was the author of the Smart Money column in the Financial Times colour supplement How To Spend It, now HTSI, for whom he also writes feature articles. He lives near Bath.