Sarah Crossan grew up in Ireland and England. She graduated from Warwick University with a degree in Philosophy and Literature and went on to train as an English and Drama teacher at Cambridge University. She is the author of five novels. In 2010 she was the recipient of an Edward Albee Fellowship and spent the summer in Montauk, New York, working to complete The Weight of Water, which was later shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and won the Eilís Dillon and UKLA book awards. Her novel Apple and Rain was also shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the FCBG award. Her latest novel, One, won the Carnegie Medal 2016, the YA Prize 2016, and the Children’s Books Ireland 2016 Book of the Year Award.