Sugar Island
The Naked Name of Love
Angel Bird
Theory of Mind
Nature's Calendar


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Welcome to my website! You can find out more information about my novels, non-fiction books, journalism and presenting here.



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On my blog you’ll find out what I’m up to. New post up now! It’s ten years since my book, Sugar: The Grass that Changed the World, was published, so I thought I’d share with you my top ten tips for cutting down on sugar consumption.




My other news is that I’ve just come back from the award ceremony for the Bristol Short Story Prize. I was one of the judges, along with Nikesh Shukla, Rowan Lawton and Sara Davies (with me in the photo). My blog about the winners is here.








To celebrate the launch of the anthology of the twenty winners, I made this cake with the front cover printed in…icing! It’s a cracking read, so do try and get hold of a copy if you can! And if you want to enter next year’s competition, there’s some tips on writing short stories on my blog.




My psychological thriller, BONE BY BONE, is going to be published by Corvus, an imprint of Atlantic Books, in March 2016 under my thriller name of SANJIDA KAY. I’m really excited to see the bound proof copies (so this is the early version that’ll be sent out to reviewers with a slightly different cover from the ‘proper’ edition).


All the best,

sanjida o'connell


 ‘Gripping, entertaining and entirely on the side of the angels’ The Times