Lucy Wadham was born in London and educated at Oxford University before moving to Paris in 1989 to work as a news assistant at the BBC Paris bureau. She later became a freelance researcher for television documentaries relating mainly to crime and terrorism in France and now works as a freelance journalist writing regularly for numerous other including the Independent, the Spectator and the New Statesman.
Her first novel, Lost, a thriller set on Corsica, was published by Faber & Faber in 2000 to great acclaim. It was shortlisted for the Macallan Gold Dagger Award and optioned by John Malkovich’s production company, Mr Mudd. This was followed in 2003 by Castro’s Dream, set in the Basque Country against the backdrop of the Basque terrorist movement, ETA. Lucy’s third novel, Greater Love, was published by Faber in 2007.