Scarlett Thomas is loved the world over for her ingenious storytelling that crackles with originality. Her 20-year career in publishing has included the bestselling novel The End of Mr. Y and the cult creative writing manual Monkeys with Typewriters. Her latest novel, Oligarchy, is set at a girls’ boarding school, and is a sharp critique of privilege and power.
Oligarchy was recently the subject of a nine-way auction for television rights – which took its author rather by surprise! Scarlett, once described as like “Muriel Spark’s disreputable niece”, discusses her life of writing, where the inspiration for Oligarchy originated, and where she is heading next.