Naomi Alderman (born 1974) is an English novelist and game writer. She is best known for her speculative science fiction novel The Power, which won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction in 2017.
Alderman was born in London, the daughter of Geoffrey Alderman, a specialist in Anglo-Jewish history who has described himself as an unconventional Orthodox Jew. Alderman was educated at South Hampstead High School and Lincoln College, Oxford, where she read Philosophy, Politics and Economics. After she left Oxford, she found her way into children's publishing, then worked for a law firm, editing their publications. She moved to the United States for her work; at that time she began to explore the world of fan fiction, focusing on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
She then went on to study creative writing at the University of East Anglia before becoming a novelist. In 2007, The Sun…Read more on Wikipedia