Elizabeth Buchan began her career as a blurb writer at Penguin Books after graduating from the University of Kent with a double degree in English and History. She moved on to become a fiction editor at Random House before leaving to write full time. Her novels include the prizewinning ‘Light of the Moon’ and ‘Consider the Lily’ – reviewed in the Independent as ‘a gorgeously well written tale: funny, sad and sophisticated’. A subsequent novel, ‘Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman’ became an international bestseller and was made into a CBS Primetime Drama. This was followed by several other novels, including ‘The Second Wife’, ‘Separate Beds’ and ‘Daughters’. She has just finished ‘A Thousand Little Lies’, a novel about the SOE operating in Denmark during the Second World War.
Elizabeth Buchan’s short stories are broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in magazines. She reviews for the Sunday Times, and has chaired the Betty Trask and Desmond Elliot literary prizes, and also been a judge for the Whitbread (now Costa) awards. She is a patron of the Guildford Book Festival and of The National Academy of Writing.