Judith O’Reilly is the author of Wife in the North and A Year of Doing Good (both published by Viking Penguin, in 2008 and 2013 respectively). 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 which was named as one of the top 100 blogs in the world by the Sunday Times. Judith’s blog is credited as kicking off the popularity of domestic blogging in the UK. A Year of Doing Good was also serialised in the Sunday Times.
Judith’s latest book, Killing State, is a commercial political thriller and her first novel. For Killing State, she has drawn on her experience as a former political producer with BBC 2’s Newsnight and ITN’s Channel 4 News. She is a former education correspondent with the Sunday Times where she also covered politics, undercover reporting and general news. She is a former lobby correspondent for TRN, and still writes for the Sunday Times.
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