The Writers of Wales Database


Linda DaviesNovelist. The daughter of a Welsh father and Danish mother, she was born in Newton Mearns, near Glasgow, and brought up in Pontyclun, south Wales. Linda’s father, Glyn Davies, was an emeritus professor of the University of Wales and the author of the standard History of Money. After graduating in politics, philosophy and economics at St Edmund Hall, Oxford in 1985 she spent the next seven years as an investment banker in New York, London and Eastern Europe. Inspired by her City career, she left to write her first novel, Nest of Vipers. She spent three years living in Peru, and now lives in London with her husband and their two sons.

Selected Publications: 
Nest of Vipers (Orion, 1994)
Wilderness of Mirrors (Orion, 1996)
Into the Fire (Harper Collins, 1999)
Something Wild (Headline, 2001)
Final Settlement (Severn House, 2007)