Joanna Kavenna grew up in various parts of Britain, and has also lived in the USA, France, Germany, Scandinavia and the Baltic States. She is the author of a work of nonfiction, The Ice Museum and three novels - Inglorious, The Birth of Love and, most recently, a satire called Come to the Edge. In 2008, she won the Orange Prize for New Writing; in 2010 she was named as one of the Telegraph's 20 writers under 40. Her writing has appeared in the New Yorker, the Guardian and Observer, the New York Times and the London Review of Books, among other publications.

Find out more about Joanna at her website.