Bob Biderman is a novelist, editor and social historian. He spent his early adulthood in San Francisco and Berkeley where he did his university studies in science and literature. During the 70s he helped develop a local arts-in-education program which he managed for several years. He also started an alternative publishing house which produced a number of books focusing on the social issues of the time. He moved to Europe in the 1980s, living both in France and Britain - where he settled in 1984. Since then he has worked as a writer, lecturer and editor with specific interest in the nature of cities. He currently edits two magazines - Cafe Magazine and Visions of the City. He is also the editor of a series of historical novels focusing on 19th century London.