Rebecca Stott Biography
Rebecca Stott was born in Cambridge, England in 1964 and attended the Hove High School for Girls before studying English and Art History at York University, where she also earned her M.A. and Ph.d. The Coral Thief is her second work of fiction after the critically-acclaimed Ghostwalk, a novel set in Cambridge. In addition to her novels, Rebecca is the author of several academic works on Victorian literature and culture, two books of nonfiction, a biography of Charles Darwin and a cultural history of the oyster. She currently works as a Professor of English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia in Norwich for half of the year. The other half is spent as a freelance writer and broadcaster. She is currently working on a work of nonfiction about the first evolutionists, the heretics and infidels behind The Coral Thief and a historical novel about the London watermen in the 1880s. She lives north of Cambridge with her two teenage daughters and likes to spend her free time on the River Cam, rowing strokeside in a crew of eight.
This biography was last updated on 01/09/2010.
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