Her second novel, Girl with a Pearl Earring, was an international bestseller and won the Barnes and Noble Discover award. It was adapted into an Oscar-nominated film starring Colin Firth and Scarlett Johansson and a West End stage production. Her subsequent novels have all met with critical acclaim and commercial success.
She lives in London with her husband.
RT @claresclark: Funny, wise & true, terrific piece by @JoannaBriscoe in @Independent about dream & reality of publishing 1st novel http://…
RIP EL Doctorow, a master at weaving together real and imagined characters. Ragtime was one of the best lessons in writing historical novels
...something that at time strangely wills and works for itself. #weeklyCharlotteBronte