Lucasta Miller was born in June 1966. She attended Westminster School and Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, later being awarded a PhD at the University of East Anglia.
She has worked as Deputy Literary Editor of The Independent and, more recently, as a critic for The Guardian. Her novels include The Bronte Myth (2001) and Secrets and Lives (2010).
She is married to the tenor, Ian Bostridge, and has two children.