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About me

Alexandra Potter - Author

Photograph taken by Rhian Ap Gruffydd

My childhood dream was always to become a writer. After graduating from Liverpool University with a degree in English Literature, I moved to London where I worked for various magazines. After a slight detour which involved a redundancy and saw me travelling to Sydney, Australia and landing a job at Vogue, a chance article about novelists under the age of thirty inspired me to finally take the plunge and try my hand at writing a novel.

My first novel, What’s New, Pussycat? was published in 2000, a week before my 30th birthday and immediately made the top ten. It was a dream come true. To date I’ve written twelve novels including Be Careful What You Wish ForMe and Mr Darcy, which won Best New Fiction Award at the Jane Austen Regency World Awards, Love From Paris which was shortlisted for the RNA Comedy Award and my latest, Confessions of a Forty-something F##k Up

Hailed by The Times as ‘A winning formula… sharply written, pacey and funny’ and by The Daily Mirror, who declared ‘Nobody does it quite like Alexandra Potter’, my books have been translated into over twenty-five languages, hit bestseller lists, sold over a million copies worldwide and been optioned by several major film companies. 

Aside from novels, I’ve also written a short story for Radio 4 and contributed to several anthologies, including Girl’s Night In, in aid of the international charity War Child. 


Born and raised in Yorkshire, I lived for several years in LA before settling back in the UK. I currently live in London with my Californian husband and our Bosnian rescue dog and when I’m not writing or travelling, I’m getting out into nature, trying not to look at my phone and navigating this thing called mid-life. 



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For my literary agent, please contact Stephanie Cabot at Susanna Lea Associates

Tel: +1 (646) 638 1435 |


For any UK publicity enquiries, please contact Hannah Corbett at Pan Macmillan:

Tel: 020 7038 5000 |


For any film/TV enquiries, please contact Eugenie Furniss at 42 Management and Production: 

Tel: 0207 292 0554 |

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