Jen Campbell grew up in the north east of England and now lives in London. She is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops series, and The Bookshop Book.
She is also an award-winning poet and short story writer. Her poetry pamphlet The Hungry Ghost Festival is published by The Rialto, and her collection in progress, the girl aquarium, won an Eric Gregory Award in 2016. She is currently writing a short story collection and her first children's book, Franklin's Flying Bookshop, is forthcoming from Thames and Hudson.
Jen has worked in the book trade for ten years and runs a Youtube channel, and a monthly podcast, where she talks about all things books. She is currently a poetry judge for this year's Costa Book Awards.
She is represented by Charlie Campbell at Kingsford Campbell.