Born in Bedfordshire, England, in 1968. He studied Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia where he was taught by Malcolm Bradbury, winning the 1995 Curtis Brown Fellowship. He lived in Prague from 1990 to 1993 and published his first book, a collection of short stories entitled Adventures in Capitalism, in 1996.
Author of three novels including Beatniks: An English Road Movie (1997), a modern On the Road transposed to middle-England; Corpsing (2000), a thriller set in London's Soho; and Deadkidsongs (2001), a dark tale of childhood. Beatniks: An English Road Movie and Corpsing are both being adapted as films. His latest book, Exhibitionism (2002), is a collection of short stories that explore the boundaries of sex and sexuality.
Toby Litt lives in London and is a member of English PEN.