Mia Farlane was born in New Zealand; her mother is the novelist Marilyn Duckworth. When she was twelve, her play THE ONLY THING IN COMMON about a husband and wife who kill each other was shown on New Zealand national television. She studied French Language and Literature at Victoria University in Wellington, where she got a First. After spending several years in France, she moved to London where she completed an MA in Creative Writing at Middlesex University. FOOTNOTES TO SEX is her first novel.