Essie Fox was born and raised in Herefordshire. At Sheffield University she studied English Literature. She then went to live in London to work in newspaper and book publishing ~ after which she spent more than twenty years as a freelance commercial artist.

Since 2011, Essie has been writing novels which are published by Orion Books. The first three books are ‘Victorian’, and her debut, The Somnambulistwas shortlisted for the UK National Book Awards, was featured on Channel 4’s TV Book Club, and has also been optioned for TV/Film by Hat Trick Productions. Her fourth and latest novel,  The Last Days of Leda Grey, moves on to the Edwardian era, and also the 1970’s.

Essie is a member of the Historical Writers Association, and The Historical Novels Association. She has appeared at various conferences, literary festivals, and libraries around the UK. She has given talks at the V&A, at the National Gallery, and at many other London events. She has been a guest author on several BBC radio stations, and has also contributed to the Royal National Institute for the Blind Telephone book clubs.

If you would like to enquire about Essie appearing at your event, please see the Contact page.