Jojo Moyes was born in London, England in 1969. She studied at Royal Holloway, University of London and Bedford New College, London University. In 1992 she won a bursary financed by The Independent newspaper to attend the postgraduate newspaper journalism course at City University, London. She subsequently worked for The Independent for the next 10 years in various roles including assistant news editor and arts and media correspondent. Her first book, Sheltering Rain, was published in 2002. She won the Romantic Novelists' Association's Romantic Novel of the Year Award in 2004 for Foreign Fruit and in 2011 for The Last Letter from Your Lover. Her other works include Me Before You, The Girl You Left Behind, Honeymoon in Paris, and One Plus One.