Scarlett Thomas was born in London in 1972. Her other novels include Bright Young Things, Going Out and The End of Mr.Y, which was longlisted for the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007. She teaches creative writing at the University of Kent.
'The End of Mr Y is a masterpiece ... A brilliant, engaging story that in the end makes you rethink the nature of existence and the true structure of the world.' Douglas Coupland"Ingenious and original ... A cracking good yarn fizzing with intelligence." Philip Pullman "One of the most exciting novels I have read in recent years." Jonathan Coe"Scarlett Thomas's mindbogglingly brainy and playful The End of Mr. Y deserves to make her better known at last." Independent on Sunday"This splendid piece of Victorian Gothic has a delightful whiff of decaying books, and a strong pinch of sulphur. Hugely enjoyable."Kate Saunders , The Times"The End of Mr Y deserves all the praise it has already received and much more; it's destined to become a cult book that provides readers with just as exciting an escape as Thomas's imaginary discourse."Matt Thorne, Sunday Telegraph