Gail Honeyman

Gail Honeyman wrote her critically-acclaimed debut, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, while working full-time, fitting writing into early mornings and holidays. While it was still a work-in-progress, she won the Scottish Book Trust’s Next Chapter Award, which included a writing retreat at Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre – an opportunity to spend uninterrupted time working on the book.


The book was the focus of an 8-way auction at Frankfurt Book Fair and has since gone on to sell in over 30 territories worldwide. In January 2017 it was named as one of the Observer‘s Debuts of the Year and, since publication in May, has spent over 20 weeks in the Sunday Times bestseller list and been chosen as the WHSmith Fiction Book of the Year. It was also chosen for the Radio 2 Book Club, serialised by BBC Radio 4 for Book at Bedtime and has been optioned for film by Reese Witherspoon. Gail is a graduate of the Universities of Glasgow and Oxford. Born in Stirling, she currently lives in Glasgow.

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