Vena Cork

Vena studied at Homerton College, Cambridge, and was one of the first female members of the Cambridge Footlights. She was an actress, playwright and teacher before becoming a full-time writer and producing the Thorn trilogy.

Thorn, the first in the trilogy, was hailed by the Guardian as ‘a compelling, dark-hued psychological thriller’, by Time Out as ‘an outstanding debut’, and by The Times as ‘one of those rare and energetic books you can’t put down and don’t want to end.’ It was followed by The Art of Dying and Green Eye, both also highly praised.

Her two new standalone novels, The Lost Ones and Toxic, were published by Endeavour Press in 2016.

Vena lives in London with her husband, the art critic and historian Richard Cork.  She has two sons and two daughters.