Fintan Lane is an Irish author and historian, who specialises in the history of modern Ireland from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century. He is currently working on William Thompson: The Life and Thought of a Radical, 1778-1833, a biography of the Irish-born social radical and political philosopher.

Lane graduated from University College, Cork with a PhD in history and has written or edited seven books, primarily on aspects of nineteenth-century social history.

He lives in Dublin.