Rebecca Stott was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2021.
Rebecca Stott is the award-winning author of several novels and books of non-fiction, including the best-selling historical thriller Ghostwalk (2007) and The Coral Thief (2012) which was BBC Book at Bedtime in 2012. Her most recent book, a memoir called In the Days of Rain (2017), a book about her childhood growing up in a cult called the Exclusive Brethren, won the Costa Biography Prize in 2017. Her non-fiction books include two books about the history of science, Darwin and the Barnacle (2003) and Darwin’s Ghosts: In Search of the First Evolutionists (2012), a two-thousand-year-long history of the history of evolution as an idea. She is a regular broadcaster for BBC Radio. Since 2007 she has been Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at UEA where she teaches courses on feminist writing and historical fiction. She was awarded an Honorary Degree by Anglia Ruskin in 2019. She is currently finishing a historical novel set in the sixth century called Dark Earth.