Having gone through a peculiar series of jobs, including theatre programmer, publicist, and editor of the Good Beer Guide, Andrea continued to write while caring for her mother-in-law during the middle stages of dementia. The resulting work, KEEPER, was a powerful record of the effects of dementia not only on the patient, but on the family and carers as well. KEEPER was awarded the Wellcome Trust Book Prize in 2009 and the Orwell Book Prize in 2010. After the success of KEEPER, Andrea went on to write columns for the Guardian on the topic of healthcare and dementia.
Andrea’s first novel, THE WHITE LIE, was published by Short Books in February 2012 to great critical acclaim.
She lives in Edinburgh and is available for speaking engagements.
Andrea’s profile on the Guardian, http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/andrea-gillies
Andrea’s profile at Short Books, http://shortbooks.co.uk/author/andrea-gillies-2
Interview with Andrea, http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/jun/01/andrea-gillies-mother-in-law-alzheimers