Judith O'Reilly


Judith O'Reilly is a former lobby correspondent at Westminster. She's also a former political producer with BBC 2's Newsnight and ITN's Channel 4 News, and a former education correspondent with The Sunday Times where she also covered politics, undercover reporting, and general news. She still writes for The Sunday Times.
Her two non-fiction books Wife in the North and A Year of Doing Good were both published by Viking Penguin. Wife in the North reached number three in the UK bestsellers' chart and was in the top ten for five weeks. It was also a top ten bestseller in Germany. It sold into ten countries, was serialised by The Sunday Times and the Daily Telegraph, was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week, and was based on Judith's eponymous blog (named as one of the top 100 blogs in the world by The Sunday Times). Judith's blog is credited with kicking off the popularity of domestic blogging in the UK. For A Year of Doing Good, she did a good deed a day for a year. (It did not make her a better person.) She has taught memoir and blogging at Newcastle University, and occasionally advises on strategic communications. Most of all though, she writes and drinks tea. Occasionally, she shakes things up and drinks covfefe.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When it flows. When you sit at your desk and the words come and you read it back and think 'That's not too bad'."
What are you working on next?
Book 2 in the Michael North Thriller series. It's called Curse the Day and I plan to bring it out in 2018. (I've a longterm ambition to write something funny but I'm damned if I can think of a plot or enough knock knock jokes.)
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