Dexter is an experienced editor, literary novelist, memoirist and translator. Self-educated, he spent many years wandering Africa, Europe and America until settling in France in 1994. He worked as a teacher in a Ugandan missionary school and as a roving reporter for the BBC World Service before publishing his first novel in 1995. Since then, Dexter has become the acclaimed author of a number of novels, a translation, literary non-fiction and a memoir of childhood. He is one of the founding writers on the cult website Caught By The River, contributing chapters to both their nature anthologies. He publishes regularly and is now considered to be one of our most original British nature writers. Dexter lives in a yurt in Normandy.
As a long serving editor with Jericho Writers, (since 2005) many of Dexter’s clients have achieved considerable success in finding agents and publishers. Among them is Costa shortlisted novelist, Elisa Lodato.