Anthony Trevelyan was born in Lancashire. He read English at Trinity College, Oxford, before going on to further studies at Lancaster University. Since 2000 he has worked as a teacher of English and Creative Writing. He lives in Manchester with his wife Gemma. His first novel, The Weightless World, was published by Galley Beggar Press in 2015; it was longlisted for the 2016 Desmond Elliott Prize. His second novel, Claudia, was published by Sceptre in 2018. He is represented by Lucy Morris at Curtis Brown.