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Sophie Kinsella

Creator of the Shopaholic series and author of light, humorous books about modern women and their misadventures in life and love.

12/12/1969 -
  • Madeleine Wickham is best known for her novels written under the pen name Sophie Kinsella.
  • The Tennis Party, Wickham's first novel, was published when she was just 24 and enthusiastically received by publishers and readers.
  • Wickham went on to write and publish six more books under her birth name before submitting her first Sophie Kinsella novel anonymously to her existing publishers.
  • Her nom de plume is a combination of her own middle name and mother's maiden name.
  • She revealed her actual identity in December 2005 along with the release of Can You Keep a Secret?. (See what she did there?)
  • Wickham's Sophie Kinsella books are her most successful with the Shopaholic series following the misadventures of Becky Bloomwood.
  • The first in the series, The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic, has been adapted into a successful  film.

Similar authors to Sophie Kinsella

Meg CabotJill MansellJane GreenMarian Keyes and Sheila O'Flanagan.