Tracy Chevalier is the author of eight novels, including recent At the Edge of the Orchard. She is best known for the international bestseller Girl with a Pearl Earring, which has sold over 5 million copies, been translated into 39 languages, and made into a film. She grew up in Washington DC and in 1984 moved to London, where she lives with her husband and son. She is now working on a retelling of Othello, set in a school playground.