Midge Gillies is the author of seven non-fiction books, including
biographies of the pioneering pilot Amy Johnson (Weidenfeld & Nicolson,
2003) and the Edwardian music hall star, Marie Lloyd (Victor Gollancz, 1999).
Her book about the real lives of Prisoners of War, The Barbed-Wire University (Aurum Press, 2011) was described by Nicholas Lezard of the Guardian as “one of the best war books I have ever read”.
She is currently working on a biography of Piccadilly Circus to be published by Two Roads in 2022.
Midge studied History at Girton College and was Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Magdalene College, Cambridge for three years. She is Academic Director of Creative Writing at the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education and has a PhD from the University of East Anglia.
She lives in Cambridgeshire with her husband, crime writer Jim Kelly.
Agent: Eleanor Birne
Photograph Credits: Rosa Kelly