Alison Jameson grew up on a farm in rural Ireland, a remote and beautiful place that continues to inspire her work. An English and History graduate of University College Dublin she worked in advertising for many years before becoming a full-time writer. She has written four novels. This Man and Me, Under My Skin, Little Beauty and most recently This Family of Things. She has been nominated for the IMPAC award and short-listed for the European Prize for Literature. Home is Dublin where she lives with her husband and son.