Charlotte Mendelson was born in London in 1972 and grew up in Oxford. She has written and reviewed for The Guardian, the TLS, The Independent on Sunday, The Observer, and elsewhere.
Mendelson’s first short story, ‘Blood Sugar’ was published in New Writing 7 and twice broadcast on Radio 4. Her first novel, Love in Idleness (2001), was largely written in her lunch breaks at work. Her second novel was Daughters of Jerusalem (2003), and her third novel was When We Were Bad was published in May 2007. Almost English, was published in August 2013.
She lives in London.