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Jessica Cornwell was born in 1986. She studied English at Stanford University before completing an MA in Drama at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. After training with the Catalan theatre company La Fura dels Baus, she moved to London to work as a PA in film. The Serpent Papers is her first novel. 

She is an Observer Debut Author of the Year for 2015,and has written for The Independent and The Sunday Times. 

You can find her on Twitter here

And on Tumblr  @ annaverco.tumblr.com

She is represented by Felicity Blunt at Curtis Brown.

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