The Water Children
'A stunning debut.' Woman& Home
'A stunning debut! Epic in scope and voice! so skilfully crafted, and the writing so elegant, it's hard to believe it is a first novel.' The Globe&Mail
'As heart-rending as it is innovative, The Hungry Ghosts heralds Berry as an original new voice in fiction.' TimeOut
'This is a novel as breezy as the best summer reads, yet secrets and deadly jealousy seethe at its core! engrossing.' Daily Mail
Anne Berry was born in London and spent her childhood in Aden and Hong Kong where she was educated. She worked for a short period as a journalist for the South China Morning Post, before returning to Britain. After completing a three-year acting course, she embarked on a career in theatre, playing everything from pantomime to Shakespeare. Her first novel, The Hungry Ghosts, was shortlisted for The Commonwealth Writers' Prize and The Desmond Elliott Prize. She now lives in Surrey with her husband and four children.