Timberlake grew up in the Basque country and lives in London. She is one of the UK’s leading playwrights and her work is performed worldwide. She is the recipient of numerous awards including an Olivier Award and the New York Drama Critics Award for OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD and a Writers' Guild Award for Three Birds Alighting on a Field. Jefferson’s Garden won the 2016 Writer’s Guild Award for Best Play and opened in Washington in January 2018.
Other plays include: Winter Hill, My Father, Odysseus, Magna Carta Plays, We Sell Right, Walking the Tightrope, The Ant and the Cicada, The Love of the Nightingale, Our Ajax, The Line, Galileo’s Daughter, Credible Witness, The Break of the Day, Three Birds Alighting on a Field, The Grace of Mary Traverse, Abel’s Sister, Ash Girl and After Darwin.
Translations include: Britannicus, Antigone, Elektra, Hecuba, Wild Orchids, Jenufa, The Thebans and Mephisto.
Timberlake is currently working on a new commission for the Royal Shakespeare Company.