Linda Grant is an award winning novelist and journalist. She was born in Liverpool on the 15th February 1951 and was the oldest child of Benny Ginsberg and Rose Haft. Benny’s Family was Polish-Jewish, whilst Rose’s was Russian. They adopted the surname Grant in the early 1950’s. Much of Linda Grant’s fiction comes from her Jewish background, family history and the history of Liverpool.
She attended The Belvedere School, a secondary school in Liverpool, she then studied English at the University of York from 1972 to 1975. She then went on to complete an M.A. in English at McMaster University in Canada, which lead to her doing her post-graduate studies at Simon Fraser University also in Canada. Linda Grant returned to England in 1985 and worked as a journalist for The Guardian, she wrote her own column for eighteen months. Her first published book was a non-fiction work called ‘Sexing the Millennium: A Political History of the Sexual Revolution’ in 1993. Linda Grant currently lives in North London.