Anna is the award-winning and bestselling author of four Gothic historical novels. Her books explore the impact of crime and injustice.
Her latest novel, The House of Whispers, is a ghost story set in Fascist Italy. It reached number 7 in the Waterstones hardback fiction chart and is aTimes Historical Fiction book of the year for 2023. Her bestselling third novel, The Clockwork Girl, is set in Paris in 1750. It was shortlisted for two Crime Writers’ Association Dagger awards and a Fingerprint Award, and was nominated for the Dublin Literary Award. Her fifth historical novel, The Book of Secrets, set in 17th century Rome, will be published in March 2024.
Her debut novel, The Unseeing, set in 19th century London, won an Edgar Allan Poe award.
Her first legal thriller, The Inner Circle, will be published in 2025 under the name Anna Sharpe.
Anna regularly appears at literary festivals and events and gives talks and workshops on creative writing.
Anna’s background is as a human rights and criminal justice solicitor, working with victims of crime. She lives in Camberwell, South London, with her husband, their two children, a snake and a cat.
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