Author of The Hungry Writer
Lynne Rees was born and grew up in Port Talbot, South Wales but left in 1978 to work in offshore banking in Jersey. She moved to Kent in 1985 where, for twelve years, she ran her own second-hand and antiquarian bookshop, Foxed & Bound (the inspiration for her novel, The Oven House). She began writing in 1988 after discovering Natalie Goldberg’s book, Writing Down the Bones, studied for her Master’s degree in writing with the University of Glamorgan between 1994 and 1996 (with the celebrated Welsh poet, Gillian Clarke) and was awarded an International Hawthornden Writers’ Fellowship in 2003.
She has lived in Florida, Barcelona and, between 2007 and 2011, in Antibes in the South of France, where she renovated an early 20th century Maison de Maître just 200 metres from the Cap d’Antibes and the Mediterranean shoreline. She currently lives in Kent, with her husband, the artist, Tony Crosse, in a house at the edge of their working apple orchard not far from the North Downs, and works as a freelance writer, editor and writing coach.
You can keep up to date with the hungry writer’s food-biased life at www.lynnerees.com