Best-selling novelist Victoria Hislop is the author of six novels that have been translated into more than 30 languages. Her path to becoming a writer began as a student at St. Hilda’s College, University of Oxford, where she attained a degree in English literature. This paved her way into publishing and PR, as well as working as a travel features writer for The Sunday Telegraph, The Mail on Sunday, House & Garden and Woman & Home. Inspired by a visit to Spinalonga, an abandoned Greek leprosy colony,
Victoria wrote her first novel, The Island, in 2005. Her book received immediate success, as did her subsequent works, with several adapted for film and TV. Victoria is an ambassador for Lepra, a UK nonprofit that raises money to leprosy sufferers worldwide, and she is also an ambassador for the National Literacy Trust which promotes reading in the UK.