How JoJo Moyes writes

JoJo Moyes “I’ve been in lots of airports over the last couple of years, but everybody knows someone who is having to deal with that kind of crap. The management structures, the targets, the endless upselling of things, the general dreary corporatisation of everything.”
[JoJo Moyes in an interview with ‘The Bookseller’ magazine, July 10, 2015]

JoJo Moyes


After You is the sequel to Jojo Moyes’ bestseller Me Before You. She hadn’t intended to write a sequel, but after the success of the first book she was inundated by messages asking what happened to the character of Lou. So, Moyes wrote After You [below], to be published on September 24 in the UK by Michael Joseph. JoJo Moyes Me Before You was a huge act to follow. The film featuring Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke was released in 2016.JoJo Moyes At the beginning of After You, Lou is working in an Irish-themed airport pub. Moyes wrote about what she knows. “I’ve done all those jobs. I’ve been that barmaid, I’ve cleaned those toilets. I don’t think fiction always recognises the lives of genuine people. That’s how I grew up and I totally understand it – and I probably softened it a bit. It’s the world I’m interested in. It’s a grubby world out there.”

For more about Moyes’ books, click here for her website.

JoJo Moyes


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‘Me Before You’ by Jojo Moyes [UK: Michael Joseph]

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