Once Upon a River (Setterfield) - Author Bio

Author Bio
Birth—August 22, 1964
Where—Berkshire, England, UK
Education—B.A., Ph.D., University of Bristol
Currently—lives in Oxford, England


Diane Setterfield is a British author whose 2006 debut novel, The Thirteenth Tale, became a New York Times No. 1 best-seller. Written in the Gothic tradition, the book contains echoes of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. The novel was adapted for television by Christopher Hampton. Starring Vanessa Redgrave, Olivia Colman, and Sophie Turner, The Thirteenth Tale was televised on BBC2 in December 2013.

Setterfield's second novel, Bellman and Black, was published in 2013, and Once Upon a River in 2019.

Before she turned to writing, Setterfield studied French Literature at the University of Bristol, earning a bachelor of arts in 1986 and a PhD in 1993. Her Ph.D. is on "autobiographical structures in Andre Gide's early fiction." Setterfield taught at numerous schools, as well as privately, before leaving academia in the late 1990s.

Setterfield currently lives in Oxford, England. (Adapted from Wikipedia. Retrieved 1/4/2019.)

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