Louise Candlish was born in Hexham, Northumberland, and grew up in the Midlands town of Northampton. She studied English at University College London and now lives in Herne
Hill in South London with her husband and daughter. She is the bestselling author of eleven novels, most recently The Swimming Pool (2016) and The Sudden Departure of the Frasers (2015), Her new novel Our House, will be published in 2018 by Simon & Schuster in the UK and Berkley in the US.
The Sudden Departure of the Frasers has been optioned for TV by Hartswood Films.
Besides books, the things Louise likes best are: coffee; TV (so much TV, too much, probably); cats and dogs; salted caramel; France (especially the Ile de Re); Italy (especially Sicily); tennis; soup; Vanity Fair magazine; 'Book at Bedtime'; lasagne; heavy metal; 'The Archers'; driving towards the sea (but not into it); anything at the Royal Opera House; white wine; Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (or, failing that, a Starbar).
Author photo by Jonny Ring