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. Since then, Vena has published three books: two full length novels The Lost Ones and Toxic, and one novella Playing Dead

Thorn, the first in the Thorn 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.

Vena lives in North-West London with her husband, the art critic and historian Richard Cork.