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Gail Honeyman      

Award-Winning Author Best Known for "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine"

Gail Honeyman is a Scottish writer, whose debut novel, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, won the 2017 Costa First Novel Award.

Honeyman studied French language and literature at Glasgow University, before continuing her education at the University of Oxford for a postgraduate course in French poetry. However, she decided that an academic career was not for her and started a string of "backroom jobs", first as a civil servant in economic development and then as an administrator at Glasgow University.

While working as an administrator, Honeyman enrolled in a Faber Academy writing course, submitting the first three chapters of what would become Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine to a competition for unpublished fiction by female writers, run by Cambridge's Lucy Cavendish College. The book went on to earn numerous awards and wide critical acclaim.


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Reese Witherspoon is teaming with MGM to produce a movie version of Gail Honeyman's bestselling novel “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.” Witherspoon ...

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