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About Joanna

Joanna Nell is a Sydney-based writer and GP. Her bestselling debut novel The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village was published in 2018 with rights sold internationally. Her second novel The Last Voyage of Mrs Henry Parker was published 24th September 2019.


Joanna's award winning short fiction has been published in a number of magazines, journals and short story anthologies including Award Winning Australian Writing. She has also written for The Sydney Morning Herald's Spectrum and Sunday Life magazines.

Praise for The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village...

"Funny, insightful and deliciously refreshing, it's the most heartwarming book we've read in a long time." Women's Weekly

"Hugely entertaining...funny and heartwarming." Woman & Home

"Lively and whimsical...with some serious points to make about ageing, love, community and friendship." The Sydney Morning Herald

"This heartwarming story about growing old gracefully – and disgracefully – is a funny, witty and thoroughly enjoyable read for all ages." Daily Telegraph

"Charming and funny." ELLE

©2019 by Joanna Nell.