Lydia Rose Ruffles is a graduate of the 2015 Faber Academy creative writing programme. She read theatre & performance studies at Warwick University, followed by a postgraduate diploma in public relations, before working in PR and corporate communications in London. An eternal student, she has also studied singing, playwriting, behavioural economics, Spanish, psychology, and business in the UK and Spain.

Lydia’s debut novel The Taste of Blue Light was published to high acclaim in the summer of 2017. A literary coming-of-age story about invisible illness, first love, modern threats and the creative urge, The Taste of Blue Light has been hailed as “Beautiful. Visceral. Gripping.” Her breathtaking second book, Colour Me In, a cross between The Catcher in the Rye meets Lost in Translation, is a feverish story about trying to outrun yourself, and will be published in August 2018.