Fiona Mozley was born in Hackney but grew up in York and studied at Cambridge before moving to Buenos Aires for a year without speaking any Spanish. After briefly working at a literary agency in London, she moved back to York to complete a PhD in Medieval Studies. She also has a weekend job at The Little Apple Bookshop in York. Elmet is her first novel and has been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017.
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