Juliet Conlin was born in London and now lives in Berlin. In between, she has worked – among other things – as a barmaid, a bank clerk, a secretary, a lecturer and a research scientist. Juliet studied Psychology at Staffordshire University, where she gained a first class honours degree (BSc) and an MSc in Psychological Research Methods. She then completed a PhD in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Durham and conducted research into decision making at the Max Planck Institute in Berlin. More recently, she completed an MA in Creative Writing at Lancaster University and now works as a writer and translator. Juliet writes novels, short stories and screenplays in both English and German. She is married and has four children between the ages of six and twenty-two.
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Books by Juliet
The Lives Before Us
Black & White Publishing, March 2019
1939. Two women, one from Berlin and the other Vienna, are facing Nazi persecution and flee to the free part of Shanghai. They find a city of extremes- wealth, poverty, decadence and disease, and deep political instability. Theirs is a sweeping story of survival, community and friendship in defiance of loss, exile and the worst threat to humanity the world has ever faced.
The Uncommon Life of Alfred Warner in Six Days
Black & White Publishing, forthcoming Spring 2017
Approaching 80, frail and alone, a remarkable man makes the journey from his sheltered home in England to Berlin to meet his granddaughter. He has six days left to live and must relate his life story before he dies…
His life has been rich and full. He has witnessed firsthand the rise of the Nazis, experienced heartrending family tragedy, fought in the German army, been interred in a POW camp in Scotland and faced violent persecution in peacetime Britain. But he has also touched many lives, fallen deeply in love, raised a family and survived triumphantly at the limits of human endurance. He carries within him an astonishing family secret that he must share before he dies… a story that will mean someone else’s salvation.
Welcome to the moving, heart-warming and uncommon life of Alfred Warner.
The Fractured Man
Cargo, July 2013
London, 1920. Elliot Taverley is an ambitious young psychoanalyst specialising in the new and controversial field of handwriting analysis. When he receives a visit from a man who seems to change personality when he copies others handwriting, Elliot is intrigued and soon becomes obsessed with the man and his mysterious disorder. Spiralling into an increasingly bizarre cat-and-mouse chase and with his mind collapsing, Elliot is forced to confront his difficult childhood and the horrors of war in Arctic Russia in a desperate search for the truth. The Fractured Man is one of the most explosive debuts of the year a psychological thriller that takes us through a war-ravaged Europe and the dark minds that inhabit it to a shocking conclusion.
Praise for The Fractured Man
An addictive thriller… deliciously dark and hypnotic, a psychological thriller fused with the spine-tingling atmosphere of a ghost story
Brilliant plotting meets magnificent writing
Glasgow Review of Books