Joanna Quinn was born in London and grew up in Dorset, where her first novel The Whalebone Theatre is set.
The Whalebone Theatre was published by Fig Tree in the UK in June 2022 and by Knopf in the US in October 2022, and went straight into the bestseller lists in both countries.
The novel was also a 'Read With Jenna' pick and was chosen by HM The Queen Consort for her online book club The Reading Room. It has also been sold into 12 territories worldwide, including France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Holland and Denmark.
Joanna has worked in journalism and in the charity sector, as well as teaching creative writing. She is also a short story writer, published by The White Review and Comma Press among others.
She lives in a village near the sea in Dorset. Her agent is Clare Alexander at Aitken Alexander.