Ruth Figgest was born in Oxford but grew up in the USA. She has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Sussex. Her fiction has been shortlisted for the Bridport prize five times and one of her stories, ‘The Coffin Gate’, was commissioned for broadcast on Radio 4.
Ruth was a clinical audiologist and a senior manager in the NHS prior to her present position as Chief Executive of a charity that runs a community centre in East Sussex. She lives in Eastbourne.