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Joanne Harris

Joanne Harris is the author of Chocolat (made into an Oscar-nominated film with Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp), and twelve more bestselling novels. Her work is published in over fifty countries and she was appointed MBE in the 2013 Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Born in Barnsley, of an English father and a French mother, she studied Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge and spent fifteen years as a teacher before (somewhat reluctantly) becoming a full-time writer. She lives in Yorkshire with her family, plays bass in a band first formed when she was sixteen, works in a shed in her garden, likes musical theatre and old sci-fi, drinks rather too much caffeine, spends far too much time online and occasionally dreams of faking her own death and going to live in Hawaii.