Carrie Tiffany was born in West Yorkshire and grew up in Western Australia. She spent her early twenties working as a park ranger in the Northern Territory and now lives in Melbourne where she works as an agricultural journalist. Her first novel, Everyman’s Rules for Scientific Living, was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the Victorian Premier’s Fiction Prize, the Orange Prize for Fiction, and the Guardian First Book Award. Her new novel, Mateship with Birds, will be published by Picador in February 2012.
Michael Hofmann reviews Ted Hughes by Jonathan Bate