Tanya White was born in London in 1960. After finishing university, she trained as a barrister and over a long career has practised in many fields, most recently human rights and immigration law. For many years she has worked from home rather than the more conventional setting of Chambers in London. Ms White is married and has three grown-up children and a grandchild and is grateful to have finally found the time to follow her dream and write. The Thirty-Year Night is her first published fiction. As well as being a writer, she is a keen gardener and conservationist.