03 jul 1964
Joanne Harris, English with French mother, has quitted the job as a high school teacher to devote herself to her already successful career as a writer.
Joanne Harris was born in Yorkshire, England in 1964 and had her first novel, The Evil Seed, published in 1989.
Joanne Harris got her international breakthrough with the bestselling novel Chocolat (1999). Chocolat was filmed by instructor Lasse Hallström with Julitte Binoche and Johnny Depp in the leading roles.