Tanya Atapattu is a writer and a doctor. She has worked in general medicine in Liverpool and London, as well as volunteering in Malawi. She now specialises in psychiatry. Outside of her medical career, writing is her passion. She studied Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and has previously been longlisted for the Mslexia Novel Competition and Bath Novel Award. Tanya lives in Bristol with her partner and two children. Things My Mother Told Me is her first novel.