Andrea Levy was born in England to Jamaican parents. Her fourth novel, Small Island, won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award, the Orange Prize for Fiction: Best of the Best, and the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize. The television adaptation of her novel won an International Emmy for best TV movie/miniseries. She is also the author of The Long Song, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and Fruit of the Lemon, among others. She lives in London.