Lynne Alexander was an accomplished harpsichordist before turning to writing in 1980. Her first novel, Safe Houses, was published in Britain in l984 (Michael Joseph; King Penguin) and has been translated into 8 languages. Since then she has published more novels. including: Resonating Bodies (Macmillan), Taking Heart (Fourth Estate), Adolf’s and Intimate Cartographies (Duckworth). Other projects include The Second Most Dangerous Woman in America (about the American anarchist Emma Goldman) for which she won an Arts Council Writer’s Award in 1996, and a verse novel, Roy & Pearl in Wombland.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Lynne has lived in the U.K. since 1970. From 1990-95 she was Writer in Residence at hospices in Lancaster, Oxford and Ulverston and published two volumes of poetry based on collaborations with patients: Now I Can Tell (Macmillan) and Throwaway Lines (Sobell House Publications). Lynne teaches Novel Writing at Sheffield Hallam University (MA in Creative Writing).