Neal Bascomb was born in Denver, CO 1971. He was raised in St. Louis, MO. Product of public schools and many hours on the ice rink playing hockey. He graduated from Miami University (Oxford, OH). Phi Beta Kappa with a dual degree in Economics and English Literature.
Bascomb worked first as a journalist in London and Dublin. Moved to New York where he became an editor at St. Martin's Press, followed by another stint overseas as a columnist for a Parisian magazine. He turned to writing books full-time in 2000.
He published four books in the years since. With his first HIGHER, Bascomb was chosen as a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writer. His second PERFECT MILE ranked on a number of national bestseller and best-book-of-the-year lists. His third RED MUTINY won critical acclaim and was awarded the United States Maritime Literature Award. His fourth HUNTING EICHMANN was a national and international bestseller.
Bascomb's books have been optioned for film, featured in several documentaries, and been translated in over ten languages. He has also written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Los Angeles Times.
He lives in Philadelphia, PA with his wife and two daughters.