S J Watson

S J Watson biography

Prior to writing, S J Watson worked in the National Health Service for a number of years. He was one of the first pupils on the Faber Academy creative writing course. Dubbed by The New York Times as “an out of nowhere literary sensation”, his first novel, Before I Go to Sleep, has so far sold in 43 territories and has achieved worldwide critical acclaim as well as bestseller status in most of them. It won The Crime Writers’ Association Award for Best Debut Novel and The Galaxy National Book Award for Crime Thriller of the Year. The film of the book, starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong, and directed by Rowan Joffe, was released in September 2014.

SJ’s second novel, Second Life, a psychological thriller, was published to acclaim in 2014.

SJ Watson was born in the Midlands and now lives in London.