Anna studied English at Pembroke College, Oxford, before becoming a human rights and criminal justice solicitor.
Anna is a writer of historical crime fiction. Her acclaimed debut novel, The Unseeing, is based on the life of a real woman convicted of aiding a murder in London in 1837. It was nominated for the Historical Writers’ Association’s Debut Crown in the UK and was recently awarded an Edgar Award for ‘Best Paperback Original’ in the US. Her second novel, The Story Keeper was published in July 2018. It follows a folklorist’s assistant as she searches out dark fairytales and stolen girls on the Isle of Skye in 1857.
As well as novels, Anna writes short stories and scripts. She also blogs for The History Girls.
Anna Mazzola is represented by Juliet Mushens at Caskie Mushens Ltd.