Paula Cocozza’s first novel, How to be Human, will be published by Hutchinson in April 2017. It is set in contemporary east London, and tells the story of one woman’s obsession with an urban fox.
Paula is a feature writer at The Guardian. She completed an MA in creative writing at the University of East Anglia, where she was the 2013/14 recipient of the David Higham award. After reading English at Cambridge, where she won the Betha Wolferstan Rylands Prize, she wrote book reviews for the TLS, the Independent and The Guardian before starting a full-time job as a football writer. She later spent a year editing AS Roma’s official magazine in Rome, and on return to London joined The Guardian. Paula has also worked on the Guardian’s fashion desk and written for Vogue and The Sunday Telegraph. She lives in east London with her husband and two children.