Dorothy Koomson

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Dorothy Koomson
Born 1971 (age 43–44)[1]
London, England
Occupation Writer
Nationality English
Period 2003-present
Genre Fiction

Dorothy Koomson (born 1971 in London) is a contemporary English novelist.


Koomson has two degrees in Psychology and Journalism when she graduated from Leeds University. She has written for a number of women's magazines and newspapers, as well as having had seven successful novels published in the UK and US.[1][2] Koomson spent two years living in Sydney and is currently living in Brighton.[3]

Koomson wrote her first novel, the unpublished "There's A Thin Line Between Love And Hate" when she was 13. In 2003 her debut novel, The Cupid Effect, was published.[4] Koomson's second novel, The Chocolate Run, was published in 2004.[5] In 2006, Koomson published her third novel, My Best Friend's Girl.[6] The book was chosen for the Richard and Judy's Summer Reads shortlist and it received a huge sales boost.[7] Koomson's fourth and fifth novels, Marshmallows For Breakfast and Goodnight, Beautiful, were published in 2007 and 2008 respectively.[8] Koomson's sixth novel, The Ice Cream Girls, was published in 2010.[9] Dorothy completed her seventh novel, The Woman He Loved Before, which was released on 3 February 2011.[10] Her eighth book, The Rose Petal Beach, came out at the end of 2012 and was released in paperback form in April 2013.


  1. ^ a b "Dorothy Koomson Bio". Waterstones. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Dorothy Koomson at Little Brown Book Group". Little Brown Book Group. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "All About Me". Dorothy Koomson Official Website. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Cupid Effect". Fantastic Fiction. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "The Chocolate Run". Fantastic Fiction. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "My Best Friends Girl". Fantastic Fiction. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  7. ^ Wilkes, David (19 June 2006). "Authors set for sales boost as Richard and Judy unveil shortlist". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  8. ^ "Marshmallows For Breakfast". Fantastic Fiction. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  9. ^ "The Ice Cream Girls". Waterstones. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  10. ^ "The Woman He Loved Before". Waterstones. Retrieved 3 February 2011. 

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