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Novelist

Dr Sanjida O’Connell has had four non-fiction books, and eight novels published. She writes psychological thrillers as Sanjida Kay. Bone by Bone, The Stolen Child, My Mother’s Secret and One Year Later were published by Corvus Books; The Divide was published in The Book of Bristol by Comma Press, and The Beautiful Game in The Perfect Crime, was published by Harper Collins.   Sanjida has been shortlisted for the BBC Asia Awards, the Betty Trask Award for Romantic Fiction, the Daily Telegraph Science Writer’s Award, Asian Woman of the Year, highly commended for BBC Wildlife Magazine’s Award for Nature Writing, long listed for a CWA Steel Dagger and shortlisted for a CWA Short Story Dagger. Sanjida is currently writing a nature memoir, Wilderness: In Search of Belonging, about growing up dual-heritage in rural Britain, and rewilding a patch of land in Somerset. 

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