Candida Crewe was born in London in 1964. She wrote her first novel when she was eighteen, and has written five more since, including Falling Away (Century, 1996) which was short-listed for the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Award. Her only work of non-fiction, Eating Myself, a memoir about women’s relationship with food and her own struggles with weight, was published by Bloomsbury in 2006. Candida worked briefly in publishing before, at the age of twenty-one, landing a weekly column on the Evening Standard. Since then, she has been entirely self-employed, writing regularly and extensively for every national broadsheet, especially for The Times and Daily Telegraph. She had two columns for twelve years on The Times magazine and has written a lot for the Spectator.
In 1991 she won the Catherine Pakenham Award for Journalism for a piece about the Adults Only Peanut Butter Lovers’ Fan Club centenary convention in Florida. She has appeared on radio and TV and worked as a researcher and assistant producer on several documentaries for BBC Two and Channel 4. Candida is married to Magnum photographer and Bafta-winning film director, Donovan Wylie. They have three young sons.