Alexandra Heminsley is a bestselling author, journalist, broadcaster and speaker. Her work has included writing Sunday Times Top Ten bestsellers, interviewing names as diverse as Courtney Love, Billie Jean King and Kate Atkinson, and her work has been nominated for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award. She has also written about the incalculable value of LGBT+ families, Valley of the Dolls, and Strictly Come Dancing.
She is author of three books about women, bodies and sport, including bestselling memoir RUNNING LIKE A GIRL, which has now been published in thirteen countries, and the recently published SOME BODY TO LOVE: A Family Story (March 2022).
She continues to be a sought-after ghost-writer, having co-written Judy Murray’s bestselling and William Hill Sports Book of the Year nominated KNOWING THE SCORE, Sara Davies’ WE CAN ALL MAKE IT, and a handful of other bestsellers. She has also worked with brands such as Nike, American Express and Unilever.
Her debut novel UNDER THE SAME STARS is published by Little, Brown in July 2022, and her introduction in included in the recent reissue of Jackie Collins’ LOVERS AND GAMBLERS (March 2022), which is being adapted for Netflix by Sarah Phelps.
After 8 years as the books editor at Elle, and 10 years at BBC Radio 2’s Claudia Winkleman Arts Show, she is now focussed on her own books. She continues to write features and interviews for the nationals including the Guardian, Telegraph and Sunday Times, as well as women’s magazines such as Vogue and Kinfolk magazine.
She regularly chairs author interviews and panels for bookshop and festival events, and has spoken about her own work at several festivals including Latitude and Greenwich. She travelled to Mexico with the British Council in 2015, and was a judge for 2011’s Costa Novel of the Year Award.
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