Hermione grew up in south London and graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2007 with a double first in English Literature. After working on the Observer’s New Review section for a few years she moved to New York in 2010 and now lives mainly in Boulder, CO, and a little in Brooklyn, NYC. She writes about culture, especially books, film, music and gender, for the Guardian, the New Yorker, the New York Times, the TLS and others. She has interviewed hundreds of cultural figures including Toni Morrison,Meryl Streep, Naomi Campbell,Laurie Anderson, Debbie Harry and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge. Her debut novel, Neon in Daylight, a two-times New York Times editors’ choice, is published by Catapult in the United States and Weidenfeld & Nicolson in the United Kingdom.
She has taught in the creative writing department at Columbia University, the MFA program at Southern New Hampshire University, and regularly teaches advanced fiction workshops at Catapult. For several years she’s been a mentor with Girls Write Now, a non-profit organization serves at-risk girls from New York City public high schools. She’s represented by Marya Spence at Janklow & Nesbit.