Dr Anne Goudsmit was born in Co. Fermanagh. She left Ireland to study at Sussex University and at the Sorbonne before moving to London. Her early career was in Finance, when she worked at Citibank and subsequently at ITV.
Anne wrote her PhD thesis on Northern Irish fiction at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, where she was a visiting lecturer.
She launched the monthly Book Club at the Irish Cultural Centre in 2017 and is a member of the Irish Literary Society.