Tracy Chevalier

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Tracy Chevalier grew up in Washington, DC. She moved to England at the age of 22 and worked for several years as a reference book editor. In 1994, she graduated from the University of East Anglia with an MA in Creative Writing.

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 continued to receive critical acclaim and commercial success.

She lives in London with her husband.


  • “Women are supposed to be very calm generally: but women feel just as men feel” –Jane Eyre #weeklyCharlotteBronte

    .@OWC_Oxford @GuardianBooks Ahem. Actually I love Jane Austen too. I refuse to take sides!

    Last #WarAndPeace 😕

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