Rachel Hamilton studied at both Oxford and Cambridge Universities and has put her education to good use working in an ad agency, a comprehensive school, a building site and a men’s prison. Her interests are books, films, stand-up comedy and cake, and she loves to make people laugh, especially when it’s intentional rather than accidental.
Hamilton’s debut novel, The Case of the Exploding Loowas runner-up in the Montegrappa First Fiction competition at the 2013 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature and went on to win the Worcestershire Awesomest Book Award as well as being nominated for the Redbridge Children’s Book Awards and Leeds Book Awards. She launched her second book, The Case of the Exploding Brains, at the 2015 Festival.
Hamilton divides her time between the UK and the UAE, where she enjoys making up funny stories for 7 to 13 year olds. She is currently working on her new series, Unicorn in New York for OUP and is having fun writing about unicorns, cupcakes and doughnuts.