Agent: Sarah Hornsley
Anstey teaches creative writing for Canterbury Christ Church University and in the community with her own company, Writing Matters. She has been featured in various literary magazines and anthologies, been shortlisted for many prizes, and won the H G Wells Short Story Award. Anstey lives in Kent, UK and is the mother of the singer-songwriter Lucy Spraggan. Her bestselling debut THE TRUTHS AND TRIUMPHS OF GRACE ATHERTON was published by Simon & Schuster in the UK in January 2019. It published under the title GOODBYE, PARIS by Simon & Schuster in the US, August 2018. Rights have also sold in Czech, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and Spain.
THE TRUTHS AND TRIUMPHS OF GRACE ATHERTON was a Richard & Judy Summer Pick 2019.
Anstey’s second novel, WHERE WE BELONG, publishes in hardback May 2020.