Joanne Harris

Joanne Harris is the author of the Whitbread-shortlisted Chocolat (made  into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp)  and many other bestselling novels. Her hobbies are listed in Who’s Who as ‘mooching, lounging, strutting, strumming, priest-baiting and quiet subversion’.
She plays bass guitar in a band first formed when she was 16, is currently studying Old Norse, and lives with her husband and daughter in Yorkshire, about 15 miles from the place she was born.