Tess Little is a writer and historian. She was born in Norwich and studied history at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. At the age of 22 she was elected as a Fellow of All Souls College, University of Oxford, where she completed a doctorate on 1970s feminist activism in the UK, France, and the US. Her short stories and non-fiction have appeared in Words and Women: Two, The Mays Anthology, The Belleville Park Pages, The White Review, and on posters outside a London tube station. The Ninth Guest is her first novel.