Natalia O'Hara

Natalia O’Hara is a children’s author. She was born in the North of England to a Czech mother and an English father. As a child Natalia loved books, but couldn’t read until high school due to dyslexia. She studied English at Oxford and Cambridge, and has worked as a journalist, a script developer and a travel writer in five countries. Natalia has written two books, Hortense and the Shadow and The Bandit Queen, both illustrated by her younger sister Lauren. She lives in London.

Did you know…

  • Although she is a writer and studied English at university, Natalia is dyslexic and couldn’t read until she was 11.

  • Before she started writing children’s books, Natalia travelled around Europe writing travel books.

  • Natalia decided when she was only 7 years old that she would make books together with her sister Lauren, who was only 4 at the time.

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