Matilda Leyser read English Literature at King’s College, London and then ran away to join the circus. She trained as an aerialist, working up a rope, collaborating with dance and theatre companies, making her own work, and performing in diverse venues, including The National, The Globe and The Royal Opera House. After ten years in the air, she decided to come down to earth and take up the far more dangerous act of writing on the ground. She has two children, and is the founder and director of an international movement for creative mothers and carers called Mothers who Make: www.motherswhomake.org. She also works as an associate director with Improbable, a world-renowned theatre company: www.improbable.co.uk.
Matilda is currently working on her first novel, a contemporary reimagining of the Persephone and Demeter myth in a time of climate change.