Jane Anderson

I am an Edinburgh based writer of historical fiction. I was born in Fife and originally studied English Literature at Edinburgh University. I spent most of my life living overseas in countries as far-flung as Vietnam, Azerbaijan and most recently, Egypt. I travelled extensively, including frequent visits from Cairo to both Istanbul and Rome, immersing myself in their ancient cultures and fascinating histories. Retelling history from the point of view of women is where the fun begins.

Edinburgh is a great place to be a writer and I am very active in the local writing community. I help to run two literary organisations here: The Edinburgh Writers’ Forum and the Edinburgh Women’s Fiction Festival.