Maggie Brookes is an ex-journalist and BBC TV producer turned novelist and poet.
Her novel The Prisoner’s Wife was published by imprints of Penguin Random House in the UK and USA / Canada in spring 2020. It has since been published in The Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, Mexico, the Czech Republic, Poland and Italy, with more translations underway.
The Prisoner’s Wife is based on an extraordinary true story of love and courage from the 2nd world war, first told to her in a lift. Her next novel, Acts of Love and War based in the Spanish civil war, is due for publication in August 2022.
Maggie made historical documentaries for BBC TV and has published six collections of poetry as Maggie Butt, including the historical collection Ally Pally Prison Camp (Oversteps Books 2011).
She holds a PhD from Cardiff University and taught Creative Writing at Middlesex University for 30 years, also under her married name Maggie Butt. She lives in London.