Carole Burns is a fiction writer, journalist and lecturer who reviews books and interviews authors for The Washington Post.
Her first book, "Off the Page: Writers Talk About Beginnings, Endings and Everything in Between," was based on interviews with 43 writers including Colm Tóibín, Joyce Carol Oates, Alice McDermott and Tobias Wolff. It was called a “treat for avid readers and writers” by Publishers Weekly, and "a fascinating and enjoyable read" by The Financial Times.
Burns is Head of Creative Writing at the University of Southampton. She lives in Cardiff.