Yves Bonavero was born and educated in Paris, and holds a first-class degree in Philosophy and German from Oxford University. He worked in the City of London for fourteen years until, in his mid-thirties, he founded Bonaparte Films and the A B Charitable Trust, whose mission is to defend and promote human dignity. In 2015, the trust endowed the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights at the University of Oxford. Yves’s first novel, a psychological thriller in a nautical setting titled "Something in the Sea", was published by Bloomsbury in 2006. He lives in London.