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Sally Nicholls

UK flag (b.1983)

Sally Nicholls was born in Stockton. Her father died when she was two, and she and her brother were brought up by her mother. She has always loved reading, and spent most of her childhood trying to make real life work like it did in books. After school, she worked in Japan for six months and travelled around Australia and New Zealand, then came back and did a degree in Philosophy and Literature at Warwick. In her third year, realising with some panic that she now had to earn a living, she enrolled in a masters in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa. It was here that she wrote her first novel, Ways to Live Forever. Sally is now living in a little flat in London, writing stories and trying to believe her luck.
Costa Children's Book Award Best Novel nominee (2015) : An Island of Our Own
YA Book Prize Best Young Adult nominee (2018) : Things a Bright Girl Can Do