Novelist Esther Freud was born in London in 1963, the daughter of the artist Lucian Freud. Esther Freud was named as one of the 20 'Best of Young British Novelists 2' by Granta magazine in 1993.Her debut novel, Hideous Kinky (1992), evokes the bohemian childhood of two young children accompanying their mother in her search for freedom and adventure in 1960s Morocco. The novel, which was shortlisted for the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, was made into a film. Freud's other novels are; Peerless Flats (1993); Gaglow (1997), shortlisted for the Jewish Quarterly Literary Prize for Fiction; The Wild, (2000); The Sea House (2003), and most recently, Love Falls. Esther Freud lives in London and Southwold, Suffolk.