Philip Kerr (born 1956 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish author. He studied at the University of Birmingham and worked as an advertising copywriter for Saatchi and Saatchi before becoming a full-time writer. He has written for the Sunday Times, the Evening Standard and the New Statesman.
Kerr has published sixteen novels under his full name and a children's series, Children of the Lamp, under the name P.B. Kerr.