Sarah Perry was born in Essex in 1979, and grew up in a deeply religious home. Kept apart from contemporary culture, she spent her childhood immersed in classic literature, Victorian hymns and the King James Bible.
She has a PhD in creative writing from Royal Holloway which she completed under the supervision of Andrew Motion, has been writer-in-residence at Gladstone’s Library, and is the winner of a Shiva Naipaul award for travel writing. She lives in Norwich.
‘After Me Comes the Flood’, her first novel, is published by Serpent’s Tail.