Meg Rosoff was born in Boston, was educated at Harvard and St Martin's College of Art, and worked in New York City for ten years before moving to London in 1989. She worked in publishing, politics, PR, and advertising until 2004, when she wrote her first novel, How I Live Now, which won the Guardian Children's fiction prize (UK), the Michael L. Printz prize (US), and the Die Zeit children's book of the year (Germany), and was shortlisted for the Orange first novel award. Her second novel, Just in Case, won the 2007 Carnegie Medal. Her 2013 novel, Picture Me Gone, was a National Book Award finalist. She lives in London with her husband, daughter and two very hairy dogs.