Chevalier, Tracy

Tracy Chevalier

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Tracy Chevalier was born in 1962 and grew up in the US.

She studied English at Oberlin College, Ohio and moved to England in 1984, where she has since lived.

She worked as a Reference Book editor until 1993, after which she studied for an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. While she was studying, she began her first novel, The Virgin Blue, which was published in 1997, and was later republished. This was followed by further novels: Girl With A Pearl Earring 1999); Falling Angels (2001); The Lady and the Unicorn (2003); Burning Bright (2007), a novel about William Blake; and Remarkable Creatures (2009).

Tracy Chevalier's most recent novel is The Last Runaway (2013), about an English Quaker who emigrates to Ohio in the 19th Century.