Jo Hamya was born in London, in 1997. After completing an English degree at King’s College London, she took up an Mst. in contemporary literature and culture at Oxford University, dividing her research between updating 20th century cultural theory into 21st century digital contexts, and the impact of social media on form and questions of identity in contemporary women’s writing.
Since leaving Oxford, she has worked as a copy editor for Tatler magazine and edited manuscripts subsequently published by Edinburgh University Press, and Doubleday. She has also written for The Financial Times.
Her debut novel Three Rooms was published by Jonathan Cape and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in summer 2021.
Three Rooms – 2021