Joanne Michèle Sylvie Harris, MBE is an English author, known for her award-winning novel Chocolat. It was later turned into the 2000 film Chocolat.
In August 2007 she published Runemarks, a mythpunk/fantasy novel based on Norse mythology, aimed at both children and adults. The sequel, Runelight, was published in 2011, and since then the Rune books have acquired an enthusiastic following. Continuing the Norse mythology theme, The Gospel of Loki was published in February 2014. This book tells of the rise and fall of the gods of Asgard from the point of view of Loki the trickster.