Natalie Haynes is a writer and broadcaster. She is the author of The Amber Fury, which was shortlisted for the Scottish Crime Book of the Year award; The Children of Jocasta, a feminist retelling of the Oedipus and Antigone stories; and a non-fiction book about Ancient History, The Ancient Guide to Modern Life. She has written and presented two series of the BBC Radio 4 show, Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics. In 2015, she was awarded the Classical Association Prize for her work in bringing Classics to a wider audience.
Haynes is master of her trade, crafting perfect sentences and
believable characters who speak and think in delicately nuanced
language. [She] succeeds in breathing warm life into some of our
oldest stories to show how remarkably little basic human
relationships and emotions have changed * Telegraph *
Passionate and gripping . . . Haynes balances a fresh take on the material with a deep love for her sources -- Madeline Miller, Orange Prize-winning author of The Song of Achilles and Circe