Kathleen Palti was born in London. She studied English at Oxford and then did a PhD on medieval literature at University College London. She has taught English at Oxford, UCL and Université Paris Ouest.
She loves strange stories, wild places and wandering around in cities, all of which helped shape her first novel, Bring Your Dark Eyes, a young adult urban fantasy set in Paris, where she lived for four years. She is currently working on a supernatural thriller about revolution, love and the devil.
She lives in Germany with her husband and two sons.