Bella Mackie

Bella Mackie is writer and freelance journalist. Previously, she was a commissioning editor at the Guardian and deputy editor at Vice News. She is the author of the Sunday Times bestseller Jog On: How Running Saved My Life, a candid account of how the writer ran herself to better mental health. How To Kill Your Family, her first novel, is a #1 Sunday Times bestseller and the biggest selling debut fiction hardback of 2021.

Praise for How To Kill Your Family

“A funny, compulsive read about family dysfunction and the media’s obsession with murder”

– the Sunday Times on How To Kill Your Family

“… Funny, sharp, dark and twisted, Grace is a character I found myself rooting for even as she committed the most vile misdeeds”

– Jojo Moyes

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