About the author
Mike Robbins was born in London in 1957. As a young man he spent time in music publishing, financial journalism, traffic broadcasting and reporting on the fishing industry. In 1987 he began two years as a development aid volunteer with the Refugee Settlement Administration in the eastern region of Sudan. It was this period that is described in Even the Dead are Coming, which was written soon after he left Sudan.
He served as a volunteer again in the 1990s, this time in Bhutan, and also spent long periods in Syria, Brussels and Rome. In 2002 he moved to Norwich in England, where he was later awarded a PhD by the University of East Anglia for work on the relationship between climate change and agriculture. He is currently in New York.