Gaynor Arnold is a Welsh-born author. Born in Cardiff, she studied English Literature at St. Hilda's College, Oxford and for a Diploma in Social and Administrative Studies at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford.
Since the early 1970s she has lived in Edgbaston in Birmingham, working as a social worker for Birmingham City Council. She became a full time writer in 2009.
Her debut novel Girl in a Blue Dress was published by Birmingham's Tindal Street Press in 2008, being longlisted for both the Booker Prize and the Orange Prize for Fiction.
- Girl in a Blue Dress (2008)
- Lying Together (2011)
- After Such Kindness (2012)
- The Sea in Birmingham (2013) contributor