Nina left Leicestershire for London as a teenager and after two years as a nanny she studied Humanities at Thames Polytechnic.After graduating in 1987, she worked for a while in a Camden frock shop.In 1990 she began a career in book publishing, working in various departments before becoming a commissioning editor at Routledge.In 2002 she moved to Cornwall with her partner and children where she now writes, swims and makes bread.
Genres: Literary Fiction
24 Stories of Hope (2018) (with Chris Brookmyre, Daisy Buchanan, Barney Farmer, Mike Gayle, A L Kennedy, Pauline Melville, John Niven, Meera Syal, Zoe Venditozzi, Irvine Welsh and Murray Lachlan Young)
Nina Stibbe recommends
Dear Mrs. Bird (2018)
(Emmeline Lake Chronicles, book 1)
"A marvelous treat. Charming and delightful."
Sweet Sorrow (2019)
"He's such a genius. His novels are relatable and recognizable, but also surprising, breath-taking and life-enhancing."
The Love Story of Missy Carmichael (2020)
"A novel that reminds you that everyone deserves a second chance, even at seventy-nine. Bittersweet, tender, thoughtful and uplifting, The Love Story of Missy Carmichael is a story and a character that stays with you. I loved it."
"Her best yet. Charming, funny and poignant, but also profound, heartbreaking."
The Thursday Murder Club (2020)
(Thursday Murder Club, book 1)
"What a joy! Full of brilliantly observed humour, spot-on dialogue and twists and turns aplenty. Joyce and the gang are now my favourite crime-solving team."
Dear Reader (2020)
"A love letter to stories and reading from one of our very best memories."
The Paper Palace (2021)
Miranda Cowley Heller
"It felt as if I read The Paper Palace in one go. It was completely immersive, and shocking, and utterly alive. I loved it."
Lessons in Chemistry (2022)
"A fabulous novel. Compelling, satisfying, a real page-turner."
Bad Relations (2022)
"The characters in Bad Relations are so brilliantly real, so wonderfully compelling at their best, and at their worst, that I can't get them out of my head. A wonderful novel."
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