Scriptwriter Rosy Barnes was raised in Edinburgh, and later studied Fine Art and English Literature at Exeter University. She also took an MA in Theatre Directing at the University of East Anglia. She started her own theatre company while living in Dublin, eventually touring Ireland and Scotland with her play Bimbo.
She now lives in Edinburgh with her partner, where she writes plays for theatre and radio, and reviews theatre. Her first novel, Sadomasochism for Accountants, was published in February 2009.