Anna Smith-Spark lives in London, UK. She has a BA in Classics, an MA in History and a PhD in English Literature. Her Empires of Dust epic fantasy series is published by HarperVoyager; she has also been published in the Fortean Times, Hansard and the poetry website www.greatworks.org. Previous jobs include fetish model, English teacher and petty bureaucrat – during her time as the latter she wrote a top-secret Government plan that was leaked to Channel 4 News.
Anna's favourite authors and key influences are R. Scott Bakker, Steve Erikson, M. John Harrison, Ursula Le Guin, Mary Stewart and Mary Renault.
Anna can often be spotted at sff conventions wearing very unusual shoes.