The official website of joanna trollope cbe

Joanna Trollope OBE

Chiddingstone Literary Festival Podcasts

14th May 2020

Listen again to the Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival podcast featuring Joanna in conversation with Rowan Pelling about her new novel Mum & Dad.

The festival hosted a series of online events as they were unable to run as usual due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Honoured for Services to Literature

20th December 2019

On December 19th 2019 Joanna Trollope attended the Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace where she was presented with her CBE for services to literature by the Duke of Cambridge.

Read the full story here: Lancashire Telegraph

Women Mean Business! The Telegraph’s Summit.

31st October 2018

Women Mean Business! The Telegraph hosted a day of action, debate and networking as part of their campaign to boost female entrepreneurship in Britain. Hundreds of top British entrepreneurs and leading female business owners turned out to discuss ways the workplace can work better for women and how female entrepreneurs can get a better deal.

Joanna was there and spent the day in active and lively discussion.

Read about this discussion between Joanna, Allison Pearson, Jane Kellock and Julianne Miles: Click Here: 

Joanna with Jeremy Vine – What Makes Us Human

25th October 2018

Image result for BBC Radio 2 Jeremy Vine show


On October 30th, Jeremy Vine will explore what makes us human with author Joanna in a major BBC Radio 2 series featuring some of theImage result for BBC Radio 2 Jeremy Vine show thinkers and writers of our time. This week Joanna will ponder the importance of hope.






Joanna talks to Linda Das in the Telegraph

13th May 2017

Last week, Joana made headlines after she appeared to berate JK Rowling and other writers for their use of Twitter.  As she now explains in the interview: “For anyone who wants to be on Twitter, it’s absolutely fine, and I want you to emphasise that I’m not in the least critical of anybody who uses it,” she says firmly. “I just say that I don’t. I think for JK Rowling,  it’s different because her readership is comprised of children, young adults and adults and they’re fascinated by it…..Obviously, it would be very useful for me [as a writer] to be fascinated by it, but I’m not,” she says. “The aim of my novels isn’t to tell people what to think or to tell them how I think, it’s to get the conversation going.”

As part of the interview in the Telegraph, Linda mentions that, in July, Joanna appear at the Curious Arts Festival in Hampshire (“like a music festival with books added – it’s like being a rock star!”), and part of her discussion will be her latest novel, City of Friends.   Click to Read More… about Joanna’s life, her writing and her views.

The romance – and importance – of independent bookshops, says Joanna

13th March 2017

Joanna writes a Diary for The Spectator.   In Joanna Trollope’s diary, she writes of her yearning for northern landscapes, and also the Welsh Brexit mystery. Read how Joanna’s diary  is of a journey of observation and celebration. Click here.

Women’s new challenges are ideal for fiction…

….says Libby Purves in her column in The Times, today.   High-flying female professionals may still face more tugs and troubles of family life than the man at the next desk, she says. To read more – Click Here  – (Subscription only)

Joanna’s new novel City of Friends is Number One!!

9th March 2017

How fantastic! Joanna’s novel – City of Friends is this week’s No. 1 best seller! There is much celebration as Joanna’s new novel, City of Friends, topped the Neilsen Bookscan charts to be the new No.1 Best Seller.
Have you got your copy yet? Shop Now!

Jane Austen House Museum – Jane’s Fund

Joanna joins Lucy Worsley historian, author, presenter and Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, and bestselling author Kathy Lette who credits Austen with her wanting to become a writer, in pledging their support to Jane’s Fund during this significant year as the Museum’s 2017 ambassadors.

At Number 2 in the Fiction Hardback Charts!

5th March 2017

Great News!  Do read the Culture magazine of The Sunday Times! (subscription only) – Click here  – The magazine always publishes the Neilsen book charts in their Sunday Culture magazine – and to great excitement everywhere, Joanna’s new novel, City of Friends, has entered the charts at Number 2, in the Fiction Hardback section, after hardly a week on sale!



1 2 3