Kinross was born in London, 4 July 1870. He worked and published in many of the most popular periodicals of his day including The Boston Evening Transcript (as London correspondent 1896-1898), London Outlook (as associate editor 1898-1900), The London Morning Post (as dramatic critic for two years); as well as articles in the Century, Harper's Magazine, The Pall Mall Magazine, Overland Monthly, New Outlook, The Windsor Magazine, Atlantic Monthly and The Strand Magazine.
He was a special correspondent in Russia during the Russo-Japanese War in 1905-06, an investigative reporter during turn of the century debates over immigration, art critic, book reviewer and political reporter. In 1907 he gave up journalism and became a full-time novelist. During WWI, Kinross returned to his roots in journalism serving as a captain in France and the Middle East, where he set up the Balkan News and Palestine News for the military. In 1917, he wrote a piece for the Atlantic Monthly called "Torpedoed" in which he described his experience aboard a ship that was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine.
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- Wireless to THE NEW YORK TIMES (March 19, 1929). "Albert kinross dies; british journalist". New York Times (1923-Current File). .
- Albert Kinross. "Torpedoed" in Atlantic Monthly, December 1917, Vol. 120, pg. 852-61.