Anna Raverat was born in Cambridge and grew up in North Yorkshire with her parents, Lucy Raverat, a painter, and Andrew Rawlinson, an academic and writer, and her three younger siblings.
She is descended from Gwendolin Raverat, a celebrated artist and member of the Bloomsbury group.
Anna read English at King's College, Cambridge and now works as a consultant in organisation development and leadership. She is the author of Signs of Life and Lover.
She lives in London with her three children.