Julie Cohen

Julie Cohen

Julie Cohen grew up in Maine and studied English at Brown University, Cambridge University and the University of Reading, where she gained a research degree in fairies in Victorian children’s literature.

After a career as a secondary school teacher, she became a writer. Her award-winning novels have sold over a million copies worldwide, and she has twice been selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club in the UK. 

Julie runs an oversubscribed literary consultancy which has helped many writers go on to be published. She is a Vice President of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, founder of the RNA Rainbow Chapter, and a Patron of literacy charity ABC To Read. 

Her bestselling novel Together has been translated into eleven languages and optioned for television adaptation; The Two Lives Of Louis & Louise was long-listed for the Polari Prize and has been optioned by Enderby Entertainment as a feature film. Her first historical novel, Spirited, was shortlisted for Historical Romantic Novel Award and long listed for the Golden Crown Award. Her latest novel is Summer People (Orion, August 2022).

She lives in Berkshire with her son and a terrier of dubious origin.

Speaking at: Keynote / plenary Sunday 9.30 – 10.20 in the Arnold Wolfendale Theatre

Website: www.julie-cohen.com

Twitter: @julie_cohen