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Tracey Chevalier

Tracy Chevalier was born in October 1962 and grew up in Washington, DC, moving to England after graduating with a BA in English from Oberlin College (Ohio). For several years Tracy worked as a reference book editor, while writing short stories in her spare time. In 1993, Tracy quit to do an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia (Norwich, England). Afterwards she juggled freelance editing with writing until eventually she was able to write full-time.

Tracy now lives in London with her husband and son. Tracy has written 9 novels and edited 2 short story collections. Her second novel, Girl with a Pearl Earring, sold 5 million copies worldwide and was made into a film starring Colin Firth and Scarlett Johansson. Apart from writing, Tracy has curated three shows in art galleries/museums.