Anne Sebba

Anne Sebba began her writing career at the BBC world service, Arabic section, while still a student. After graduating from King’s College, London in Modern European History, she worked as a foreign correspondent for Reuters in London and Rome, the first woman Reuters accepted on their Graduate Trainee Scheme.

In 1975 she moved to New York with her husband and first baby returning two years later with a second baby and first book. From then on, she was launched into a freelance career as a journalist, biographer, cruise lecturer and occasional broadcaster and is now also an officially accredited Nadfas lecturer.

She has worked for many writers’ organizations including PEN Writers in Prison Committee and the Society of Authors chairing its Management Committee from 2013- 2015 and followed her bestselling biography That Woman, a life of Wallis Simpson, based on the discovery of 15 secret letters which Wallis wrote to her second husband Ernest Simpson, with Les Parisiennes : How the Women of Paris lived, loved, and died in the 1940s published in the UK and US in 2016.

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Books in order of publication:

Mother Teresa: Beyond The Image – 1982

Enid Bagnold: The Authorized Biography – 1986

Laura Ashley: A Life by Design – 1990

Battling For News: The Rise Of The Woman Reporter – 1995

The Exiled Collector: William Bankes and the Making of an English Country House – 2004

American Jennie: The Remarkable Life of Lady Randolph Churchill – 2007

That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor – 2011

Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved, and Died Under Nazi Occupation – 2016

Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy – 2021

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