Acclaimed author Jeremy Poolman is Gypsy Jem Mace's great-great-grandson. His first four books were novels - Interesting Facts About the State of Arizona, winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Best First Book; Audacity's Song; My Kind of America; and Skin - since when he has written a trio of non-fiction books, including Gypsy Jem Mace, A Wounded Thing Must Hide: In Search of Libbie Custer and The Road of Bones: A Journey to the Dark Heart of Russia. When he is not travelling, he now lives in Cornwall, where he is Artist In Residence at Pensans Primary School.
"A laid-back and beguiling writer." - The Sunday Times "Poolman is a writer of considerable dexterity and razor-sharp insight" - Washington Post