Mia Farlane was born in New Zealand. When she was twelve, her play The Only Thing in Common, about a husband and wife who kill each other, was shown on New Zealand national television. She has a degree in French Language and Literature from Victoria University, Wellington, and lived for several years in France. She now lives in London, where she completed an MA in Creative Writing at Middlesex University. Footnotes to Sex (Viking 2009, Penguin 2010), her first novel, is about procrastination and 'what happens in a long-term relationship when the sex isn't happening'.
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