Caroline Ambrose is the founder and organiser of The Bath Novel Award and The Bath Children’s Novel Award, two annual international prizes for emerging novelists.
After gaining a BA Hons in English Literature, Language and Social Psychology at the University of Birmingham, she joined The Body Shop International where she worked her way from the shop floor to Business Development Manager. In 2002 she moved to Bath where she lives with her husband and young daughters and is a regular chair for The Bath Festival’s literary events. She is also a campaigner for public libraries and was instrumental in stopping the closure of Bath’s city library in 2017.
She oversees every stage and aspect of the novel awards, from receiving entries to working with readers, judges and helping shortlistees find literary agent representation.