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Joanna Cannon

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Joanna Cannon was born in a small Derbyshire town, at the very edge of the Peak District National Park. As an only child of an only child, a great number of her friends lived within the pages of a book, and she soon discovered what would become a life-long fascination with words, stories and character.

Jo left school at fifteen with one O-level and worked her way through many different jobs: barmaid, kennel maid, pizza delivery expert, and although these experiences may not have felt useful at the time, they gave her a breadth of understanding about people which would later become invaluable.

Genres: Mystery, Literary Fiction, General Fiction
Anthologies edited
Novellas and Short Stories
Non fiction
Omnibus editions
Joanna Cannon recommends
All Of Us Are Broken (2023)
(DS Saul Anguish, book 2)
Fiona Cummins
"Fiona Cummins writes a belter of a thriller. Such a powerful story and a gut punching final chapter."
The Forgetting (2023)
Hannah Beckerman
"This book is amazing! It's deliciously sinister, deeply twisty, and HUGELY addictive. I love the disquietness of it so much, and Hannah writes into the dark corners of the characters' minds so beautifully."
In the Blink of an Eye (2023)
Jo Callaghan
"An absolute cracker of a thriller. Such an original concept and so brilliantly executed, but also a story to make you think, and one that throws up unexpected questions about life, grief, loss, and the human mind . . . If you love a police procedural, you'll adore this. If you like a book to make you think a little more deeply, you will also love this. As someone who is a fan of both, I can't recommend it enough."
Under the Same Stars (2022)
Alexandra Heminsley
"It's beautifully written, with such heart, and yet also with such incredible elegance. Not only did it make me cry, it made me see the world in a different way."
Paper Cup (2022)
Karen Campbell
"Paper Cup is very special indeed. Not only is it exquisitely written - and I mean catch-your-breath exquisite - the story is so real and told with such grace and compassion... Trust me (trust me), your world will be a better place for reading this story."
Just Got Real (2022)
Jane Fallon
"Your writing makes the world a brighter place, [Jane Fallon]. Just Got Real is an absolute joy."

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