Linzi Glass was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and moved to the United States as a young adult. She has published articles, and written plays, screenplays, short stories and now novels -- The Year the Gypsies Came and Ruby Red. She lives in Los Angeles with her teenage daughter, Jordan.
Wonderful ... This is a new book with an old and wise heart. It may well have the makings of a classic Guardian Beautifully, powerfully and compellingly written ... extraordinarily moving Sunday Times Realistically evoking the perspective of a child of the era, Glass spins a lyrical story that is at once heartbreaking and hopeful Time Out This outstanding first novel arcs beautifully to its terrible climax and is deeply moving Observer Every now and then a book comes along that's unusual, compelling and deeply absorbing yet is so tragically simple, it leaves an indelible trace on the memory. The Year the Gypsies Came is one of these Irish Independent