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Sally O'Reilly


Sally O’Reilly grew up in Stoke-on-Trent and now lives in Sheffield. Her short stories have been published in the UK, Australia and South Africa, and she has been shortlisted for the Cosmopolitan short story prize and the Ian St James award. Her historical novel Dark Aemilia is a ‘what-if’ story about Shakespeare’s Dark Lady, and is published by Myriad Editions and Picador US, and her nonfiction book How to Be A Writer is published by Little, Brown. She was awarded an Isambard Scholarship to study for her PhD in English and Creative Writing at Brunel University, and has worked as a senior creative writing lecturer for the University of Portsmouth and The Open University. She was a Cosmopolitan New Journalist of the Year, and her journalism has been published in the Guardian, Sunday Times and New Scientist. From September 2024 Sally will be working as a Royal Literary Fund Fellow.

Agent: Jo Unwin

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