Jennifer Barclay was born in Manchester and grew up in a village in the Pennines. After studying English at Oxford she lived in several countries before moving to a Greek island. She is the author of Meeting Mr Kim, Falling in Honey, A Literary Feast, An Octopus in my Ouzo, and Wild Abandon, and her books have been published in the UK, Australia, the US and Canada, Bulgaria, Latvia, Poland and Turkey.
A contributor to newspapers, websites and magazines including The Times, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, Food and Travel and Psychologies, she has also been interviewed on BBC Radio, Australian national radio and Korean and Greek television and given talks to groups such as the Scottish Hellenic Society. She edits and represents other authors’ work and has co-edited several anthologies on travel and cross-cultural themes.