Jojo Moyes was born in London, England on August 4, 1969. She studied at Royal Holloway, University of London and Bedford New College, London University. In 1992, she won a bursary financed by The Independent newspaper to attend the postgraduate newspaper journalism course at City University, London. She subsequently worked for The Independent for the next 10 years in various roles including assistant news editor and arts and media correspondent. <p> Her first book, Sheltering Rain, was published in 2002. Her other works include Me Before You, One Plus One, The Girl You Left Behind, Silver Bay, The Ship of Brides, Honeymoon in Paris, After You, Windfallen, Paris for One and Other Stories, and The Horse Dancer. She won the Romantic Novelists' Association's Romantic Novel of the Year Award in 2004 for Foreign Fruit and in 2011 for The Last Letter from Your Lover. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)