Before her debut novel The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Rachel Joyce worked as a playwright for radio. While working for radio 4 she produced over twenty original afternoon plays, as well as adaptions for the Classic Series and Woman’s Hour.
After deciding she’d like to try her hand at a novel, she signed up for Faber’s Writing Academy and began working on The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. The novel went on to be long-listed for the Man Booker Prize as well as winning the New Writer of The Year at the National Book Awards. She lives in Gloucestershire with her family.