Amita Murray

Amita is a novelist based in London. Her Unladylike series of Regency novels are published with HarperCollins UK and Avon USA and take us on a wild ride with the Marliegh sisters, daughters of an English earl and his Indian mistress. Cosmopolitan calls her novels ‘scintillating and scandalous’ and Publishers Weekly says, “Murray’s complex, well-shaded protagonists shine as they work through past trauma and champion progressive causes.”

When Amita is not diving into colonial history to give us a more accurate picture of Regency England, she is writing about the importance of diverse stories in fiction and sex positivity for women in magazines like Diva, The Big Issue, Red, The New Scientist and others. Amita has won the SI Leeds Literary Prize and the Exeter Novel Prize for her work.

She has been writer-in-residence with the British Council, Spread the Word, Leverhulme and others and has taught creative writing at the University of East Anglia. She loves inspiring people to embrace their dark side and live a more creative life that doesn’t necessarily conform to everyone else’s expectations.