Nina Stibbe

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
Non fiction
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel nominee (2015) : Man At the Helm
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Book nominee (2017) : Paradise Lodge
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Book winner (2019) : Reasons to Be Cheerful

Nina Stibbe recommends
Dear Mrs. Bird (2018)
(Emmy Lake Chronicles, book 1)
AJ Pearce
"A marvelous treat. Charming and delightful."
Meet Me At the Museum (2018)
Anne Youngson
"A beautiful, affecting novel of late love."
Queenie (2019)
Candice Carty-Williams
"Adorable, funny, heartbreaking. People are going to love it."
Sweet Sorrow (2019)
David Nicholls
"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)
Beth Morrey
"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."
Grown-Ups (2020)
Marian Keyes
"Her best yet. Charming, funny and poignant, but also profound, heartbreaking."
Olive (2020)
Emma Gannon
"Important themes explored by a true champion of women."
The Thursday Murder Club (2020)
(Thursday Murder Club, book 1)
Richard Osman
"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)
Cathy Rentzenbrink
"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)
Bonnie Garmus
"A fabulous novel. Compelling, satisfying, a real page-turner."
Bad Relations (2022)
Cressida Connolly
"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."
The Midnight News (2023)
Jo Baker
"A riveting and moving novel that masterfully captures the reality of wartime in all its sorrow and uncertainty as well as the light that can still be found in the dark and the beauty of lasting friendship."

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