Michelle Paver was born in Malawi in 1960 and moved to England when she was three. After
gaining a degree in Biochemistry from Oxford, she became a partner in a City law firm, but
gave that up to write full-time. To research her stories about animals and the distant past,
she has travelled in the Arctic, the Mediterranean and Egypt, swum with dolphins and killer
whales, and encountered bears, boars and wolves. She is the author of the brilliantly
successful CHRONICLES OF ANCIENT DARKNESS.