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Holly Jackson

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Holly Jackson was born in 1992. She grew up in Buckinghamshire and started writing stories from a young age, completing her first attempt at a novel aged fifteen. She graduated from the University of Nottingham with a 1st class degree and a master’s in English, focusing on literary linguistics and creative writing. She lives in London and her hobbies include binge-playing video games and pointing out grammatical errors in street signs.

Genres: Young Adult Fiction
New Books
November 2022

Five Survive
YA Book Prize Best Young Adult nominee (2020) : A Good Girl's Guide to Murder

Holly Jackson recommends
All the Pretty Things (2020)
Emily Arsenault
"A skillfully plotted mystery, bursting with the glare and feverish energy of its summer amusement park setting. The atmosphere creeps up on you...[and] dark secrets await."
Burn Our Bodies Down (2020)
Rory Power
"Wow this was amazing. Rory Power does it again! Burn Our Bodies Down is a masterpiece: an incredible and unnerving mystery that will creep up on you, twisty and labyrinthine, like the eerie cornfields of its setting."
Harrow Lake (2020)
Kat Ellis
"Harrow Lake is a captivating and creeping mystery full of brilliantly twisting turns and dark secrets. You'll hear Mister Jitters in the deadly whisper of the pages as you race through this chilling, thrilling book."
The Upper World (2021)
(Upper World, book 1)
Femi Fadugba
"Wow! The Upper World is a time-twisting, mind-bending thrill ride. I raced through the pages trying to keep up with Esso and Rhia - if I could read at the speed of light, I would have! This south London epic will stay with you long after the final page."

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