‘The Imitator gripped me to the end: I devoured it. What a rare treat to find a novel that offers both white-knuckled suspense and evocative, beautiful prose. I loved it.’ — Hannah Kent, author of Burial Rites and The Good People
‘Rebecca Starford seems to be the inheritor of the cool, narrative elegance of Graham Green and John le Carré … She has found a fascinating an unexpected World War II corner of espionage to exploit for a plot that runs like milk and honey.’ — Thomas Keneally, author of Schindler’s List
Rebecca Starford was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1984. She is the author of Bad Behaviour, a memoir about boarding school and bullying. The book has been optioned for television by Matchbox Pictures.
Rebecca’s first novel, The Imitator, will be published in early 2021.
She is also the co-founder and publishing director of Kill Your Darlings, and has previously worked for Text Publishing and Affirm Press. She is currently a freelance editor and creative writing teacher.
Rebecca lives in Brisbane with her partner, son and many pets. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland.