Lauren Frankel

Lauren Frankel grew up in Stratford, Connecticut and studied English at Vassar College. Before becoming a writer, she chased other dreams: hauling movie equipment around Manhattan, living with nuns on Long Island, and teaching literature to aspiring mechanics in Connecticut. She received her MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia in 2005, and has lived with her husband in the UK ever since.

Her writing has been performed on BBC Radio 4 and her first novel, Hyacinth Girls, was published by Crown in the US in May 2015.