Anne Charnock’s first novel A Calculated Life (47North) is one of seven nominated works for the 2013 Philip K. Dick Award. It’s also a 2013 Kitschie finalist. It was originally self-published. Anne’s journalism has appeared in The Guardian, New Scientist, International Herald Tribune, and Geographical. She was educated at the University of East Anglia, where she studied environmental sciences, and at the Manchester School of Art. She travelled widely as a freelance foreign correspondent and spent a year overlanding through Egypt, Sudan and Kenya.
In her fine art practice, she tried to answer the questions, What is it to be human? What is it to be a machine?
Ultimately she decided to write fiction as another route to finding answers.
Anne and her husband met as students at UEA. They live in Chester and London where both their sons live. They are active in the Ashton Hayes Going Carbon Neutral Project and, as often as possible, they take to the road in their little campervan.