Born in Sydney, Grant Sutherland grew up in Western Australia before attending the United World College of South East Asia in Singapore.
After returning to Australia to work as a labourer he travelled to the UK to study at the London School of Economics. He then went back to Australia and worked as a broker in the foreign exchange market in Sydney before leaving again to travel in Asia and Europe.
He has written in various genres, but concentrates primarily on thrillers and historical novels. He is now married and lives in the UK.