Juliet West grew up in Worthing and studied history at Cambridge University. She trained as a newspaper reporter in the early 1990s and went on to work for newspapers and magazines in Dorset, Hampshire and London.

In 2009 she took an MA in Creative Writing at Chichester University, where she graduated with distinction and won the Kate Betts’ Memorial Prize.

The opening chapters of her debut novel, Before the Fall, were shortlisted for the Myriad Editions/West Dean novel writing competition in 2012. The novel was published in hardback and ebook by Mantle at Pan Macmillan in May 2014, and is now also published in paperback by Pan, and in audio format by Lamplight Audio.

A second novel, The Faithful, will be published in UK hardback and ebook in June 2017 by Mantle/Macmillan.

Juliet lives in West Sussex with her husband, football commentator Steve Wilson, and their three children.

Juliet West