carol lee at the beachAbout Carol Lee

Carol is an author and a journalist who worked in national newspapers, radio and television before ‘coming home’ to write.

Born in Carmarthenshire, she spent much of her childhood in Africa before returning to the UK to begin a career in journalism.

Since then, she has been a reporter for the BBC, a columnist on the Daily Mail, and a contributor to The Observer, Punch Magazine, The Guardian, The Independent and The Sunday Times.

She considers herself to be part African, part Welsh and part English, all of which inform her body of work, which includes individual short stories, poems, and a play, Feet First.

She has spent many years championing authors’ rights and working with writers’ organisations to help protect artists’ copyright. She taught on a Postgraduate course in journalism for seven years and has been a Fellow with the Royal Literary Fund. She sat on the Board of the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society and is a Life Member of the National Union of Journalists.

Living in London, she visits Carmarthenshire regularly, staying in the house her parents left her brother, Chris, and herself. She helps support two boys in South Africa, where her eighth book, A Child Called Freedom, was based.

When not writing, she loves dancing, playing tennis, bird-watching and walks with friends, especially on Hampstead Heath, in Kew Gardens and by the sea.

Read more about Carol’s life in teaching.

Out of Winter
A Child Called Freedom
To Die For
Crooked Angels
Good Grief
Talking Tough
The Blind Side of Eden
Friday's Child
The Ostrich Position