Tomilyn Hannah (she/her) is an American writer who lives in New Cross, London. She holds a BA in Literature and Anthropology, as well as an MPA, both from the University of Washington. For the past decade she's worked on monitoring programme effectiveness, while in her spare time, she's an avid gardener and portrait painter. Before moving South of the Thames, she lived in Cairo, Juba, Nairobi, and Rome. She's working on a novel that lies somewhere between political thriller and humanitarian satire. Tomilyn can be found on Instagram @tomilynhannah and on Twitter @tomilynhannah.
As someone who was already fighting a life-threatening illness, Tomilyn Hannah was familiar with difficulties of social distancing and self-isolation. But lockdown gave her an opportunity to encounter the kindness of strangers, make new friends and be part of a new community.