Nicolette Jones

Nicolette Jones is a writer, journalist and broadcaster specialising in
literary and arts journalism, who has worked for national newspapers and the
book trade press. She is the children’s books editor of the Sunday Times,
and wrote the text of a critical anthology of the work of Raymond Briggs,
Blooming Books (Jonathan Cape). Her book about the Victorian philanthropist
Samuel Plimsoll and his campaign to save lives at sea, The Plimsoll
Sensation (Little, Brown/Abacus) won the Mountbatten Maritime Prize and the
international division of the US Maritime Literature Award, and was a Radio
4 Book of the Week. She has been a judge of various adult and children’s
book awards from the Orange Prize to the Branford Boase Award, has directed
the children’s programme at the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival
(2010-2012), and has been a Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at University
College, London (2010-2012).