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.


  • ...When one of [her hands] was placed in mine, it was like the soft touch of a bird in the middle of my palm #weeklyCharlotteBronte

    Mrs Gaskell said of Charlotte Bronte: Her hands + feet were the smallest I ever saw... #weeklyCharlotteBronte

    Snuck off to #ChelseaFlowerShow today and saw these cacti that look like they're floating. Brilliant!

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