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 all met with critical acclaim and commercial success.

She lives in London with her husband.


  • #WorldBookDay, #WorldBookNight, #shakespearesbirthday Today is the white hot crucible of literariness. Celebrate it by - yes! - reading.

    Happy Birthday, Mr. Shakespeare. Thank you for giving us so much quality entertainment!

    @mailemeloy Hi Maile - could you DM me your email address? I am working on a project I'd like to ask you about. Many thanks - Tracy

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