John Lane (J.S. Lane) was born in Leamington Spa in 1943 and lived in Coventry until 1959. He read philosophy at Lancaster University, Birkbeck College and again at Lancaster, gaining an M.Litt in 1975 for work on the logic of Freud's use of unconscious motives in psychoanalytic explanations of behaviour.
He lectured in the History and Theory of Art at the University of Central Lancashire until 2003.
He is the author of 'The Mountain'. A selection of his poetry, 'Reflections of an Untidy Mind', is due to be published in June 2015.
Since 2010 he has lived in Great Malvern, Worcestershire.