Allister Mactaggart is  a lecturer and writer with a long-standing interest in David Lynch's various  creative endeavours. He has presented conference papers on Lynch's work both nationally and internationally, and he is the author of a monograph entitled The Film Paintings of David Lynch: Challenging Film Theory (Intellect, 2010), a Chinese translation of which is currently in preparation.

He has also written about landscapes in Lynch's films and their relationship to 19th century American painting, and most recently about Lynch's use of pop music in his films. He awaits the return of Twin Peaks in 2016 with great anticipation!