Joanna Cannon

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About the Author

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Joanna Cannon is a British author.

She left school aged 15, and returned to study for her A-Levels in her thirties. She attended Denstone College, Uttoexeter, and the University of Leicester Medical School, from which she graduated in 2010. She worked as a junior doctor, before specialising in psychiatry. She lives in the Peak District with her family and her dog.

Cannon is best known for her debut novel, The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, published in 2016. It was shortlisted for the British Book Industry Awards. This was followed by Three Things About Elsie (2018) and a memoir, Breaking and Mending (2019).