Scarlett Thomas has written 8 Novels, the best known being the end of Mr Y and Popco, and several short stories. She was born in Hammersmith in 1972. Thomas currently teaches creative writing at the University of Kent, and studies Ethno botany as research for her new novel.
In 2008 she was a member of the Edinburgh film festival judging panel. Her books have been described by readers as "intellectual discussions with a thrilling plot"; and by herself as "adding to as well as critiquing popular culture".