I decided to explore two authors who each wrote a novel I fell in love with.

Mark Haddon

(Author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.)

Wikipedia says,

Mark Haddon (born 26 September 1962) is an English novelist, best known for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2003). He won the Whitbread Award, Guardian Prize, and a Commonwealth Writers Prize for that work.

Rachel Hore

(Author of A Gathering Storm.)

Rachel says,

An early childhood photograph shows me puzzling away at a Ladybird learn-to-read book. I was an early starter on the reading front but didn’t become a writer until I was a mum with three growing children. Indeed, if anyone had told the very young me that one day I’d be a published author I’d never have believed them.

There is more on her site.

The Link

Like many authors, it seems, they both studied at Oxford. Rachel Hore chose to study History, while Mark Haddon studied English.