Anne Peile was born in London; she has lived in the South West and Belfast and worked as a cook, writing emails for the BBC and in educational support. She works for a London bookstore.
One of the 20 Longlisted titles for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2011. June 2010 Debut of the Month. Dealing with one of the big taboos this is a stunning and moving debut. When Susanna searches out the father who has been absent all her life she conceals her identity and begins an affair with him. Repeat it Today with Tears is in many ways a traditional love story, as well as a skilful evocation of radical times and desires. It is a fever dream that examines our need to be loved and accepted and a piercing portrait of madness. This is a book written with grace and eloquence and Anne Peile is a striking new voice in fiction who we predict big things from.