Joanna Rossiter grew up in Dorset and studied English at Cambridge University before working as a researcher in Parliament and as a copy writer. She is the author of The Sea Change - a novel which weaves together the story of a lost WWII village and the aftermath of an Indian tsunami. 

Joanna's debut was chosen by Viv Groskop as the Bath Literature Festival's 2014 Big Bath Read and was also part of the Richard and Judy 2013 Summer Book Club. Place and landscape are an ongoing theme in her work: Virginia Woolf's seascapes, Thomas Hardy's Wessex, the moors of the Brontë sisters and the blitzed bombsites of Rose Macaulay have all informed her writing. She lives and writes in Oxfordshire.