Celia Brayfield is an author, journalist and cultural commentator. She has written nine novels which range from modern social fiction to international bestsellers. While all concern women navigating changes in themselves and their lives, other themes are the psychogeography of London suburbs, gender identities, media overshadow and expatriate communities. She has also written five non-fiction books including a study of celebrity culture and a memoir of a year lived in France. Her next book will be Rebel Writers, a study of the young women writers of the Sixties, to be published by Bloomsbury in 2019. As a journalist she has worked most for The Times and the London Evening Standard, specialising in media issues.
Celia also teaches Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and also designed the Creative Writing programme at Brunel University London. She has served on the management committee of The Society of Authors, the Higher Education Committee of the National Association of Writers in Education and the Creative Writing benchmark group convened by the Quality Assurance Agency. Born in North London, she was educated at St Paul’s Girls’ School and briefly studied French language and literature at Grenoble University. She has one daughter and lives in Dorset.