Biography of Jojo Moyes

Jojo Moyes was born and raised in London. She has described her parents as "bohemian" and her childhood as "eccentric." She earned a journalism degree from City University after several years in various jobs, including several as a minicab controller. After earning her degree she pursued a career in journalism, which lasted for ten years, one of which Moyes spent in Hong Kong writing for the South China Morning Post. She also wrote in the United Kingdom for The Independent, and for a period of time worked as their Arts and Media correspondent. While working nights as a journalist, Moyes began writing fiction to fill her empty days. Her first three novels were rejected for publication, but her fourth, Sheltering Rain, was accepted by an agent and published in 2002. She has now written and published twelve novels.

She subsequently published novels including The Ship of Brides and The Last Letter From Your Lover. Her most commercially successful book is her eighth one, Me Before You, which has sold over 8 million copies. That novel now has two sequels featuring the same protagonist, After You and Still Me. Moyes also wrote the screenplay for the book's 2016 film adaptation. She has also won several awards for her fiction, including two Romantic Novel of the Year awards and a nomination for the Book of the Year at the UK Galaxy Book Awards.

Moyes now lives in Essex with her husband, a journalist, and their three children. They live on a farm, and when not writing Moyes enjoys their outdoor setting.

Study Guides on Works by Jojo Moyes

Me Before You was written by Jojo Moyes in 2012 and was published by Pamela Dorman Books/Viking Publishing. It has sold over 8 million copies and was adapted into a film in 2016. Jojo Moyes, author of the novel, wrote the screenplay for the film...