Born and educated in Ireland, Josephine Hart is the acclaimed author of 5 novels which include the bestselling Damage, which sold over 1 million copies worldwide and was made into a major film directed by Louis Malle starring Jeremy Irons and Juliette Binoche. Sin, which is in development by Copos Films in Los Angeles, Oblivion, The Stillest Day and The Reconstructionist, a film of which is planned by Robert Ando. Her work has been translated into twenty-eight languages.
Before becoming a writer, she was director of Haymarket Publishing. She also founded Gallery Poets and West End Poetry Hour, which presents the works of major poets, Eliiot, Larken, Auden, Yeats, Plath, read by some of our finest actors such as Judy Dench, Eileen Atkens, Edward Fox, Simon Callow, Joe Fiennes and many others. She also presented Thames TVs Books By My Bedside. She is married, has two sons, and lives in London.