Anna Bailey was born in 1995 and grew up in Gloucestershire, going on to study Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. She moved to Texas and then Colorado, where she lived in the woods, before returning to the UK and working as a freelance journalist. In 2018 she enrolled on a writing course with Curtis Brown Creative, where she wrote her first novel, Tall Bones, inspired by her experience of small-town America. She lives with her partner in France.

Tall Bones brilliantly conjures up the oppressive claustrophobia of the small town and I felt so strongly about some of the characters that I had to check the ending to make sure they were ok! Extremely well written... fantastic.

Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange
on Tall Bones

With Tall Bones, Anna Bailey bursts onto the scene with a wonderfully haunting debut. Small-town intrigue, exquisitely drawn.

Jane Harper, best-selling author of The Dry
on Tall Bones