has been hailed as one of Britain’s most exciting and original authors. Her
books have been chosen as a book of the year thirteen times by British media, and her novel The Emperor’s Babe was a (London) Times Book of the Decade. In 2004 she was made a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and in 2006 of
the Royal Society of Arts. She has written drama for theater and BBC Radio 4
and 3, and she collaborated on a multimedia performance with the musicians
Joanna MacGregor and Andy Sheppard for the City of London Festival. Based in
London, England, she frequently tours worldwide.