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Kirsten Ellis was born in New Zealand. She began her writing career aged eighteen on the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong, and has lived in India, Cyprus and New York. Among earlier travel writing, her book on Cuba won a special commendation in The Observer’s Travel Writer Awards. She has also written for Vogue, Tatler, Discovery, The Australian and the Explorer’s Journal. While researching ‘Star of the Morning’ she travelled throughout the Middle East and Turkey. She now lives in England with her husband and their young son.