Andrea Gillies


The White Lie and Keeper Book Covers"Gillies writes magnificently on everything she touches"  -- Sunday Times


Andrea Gillies is the author of three books: the novel THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF NINA FINDLAY (2014), the novel THE WHITE LIE (2012), and the non-fiction book KEEPER, which won the Wellcome Book Prize 2009 and the Orwell Book Prize 2010. 

THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF NINA FINDLAY, set in Edinburgh and a small Greek island, charts the complicated unravelling of a midlife love triangle. “Surprising and moving" - Daily Express.

KEEPER is an unusual book about dementia: mixing a diary of two years spent living with someone with Alzheimer’s with neurological delving and a meditation on the links between memory and identity.

THE WHITE LIE is about a landed Scottish aristocratic family who go to great lengths to keep a dark secret concerning a death, and takes us back to the harmless lie that was at the root of their catastrophe, and was the cause of a second death.

Have a look at the individual book pages for more details and to see the reviews. All three books are available in paperback and for Kindle, and in selected foreign language editions. THE WHITE LIE and NINA FINDLAY are also available in audiobook (WF Howes). NINA FINDLAY is also published in the USA, by Other Press, New York, as of May 5 2015. 

Andrea Gillies was born in York and currently lives in the south of England. If you're on Facebook, visit her page there for up to date news.


The Enlightenment of Nina Findlay

THE WHITE LIE was one of THE SUNDAY TIMES' 100 ESSENTIAL BOOKS FOR SUMMER,  June 2012. In addition, WATERSTONES SCOTLAND selected THE WHITE LIE from thousands of other titles to be their BOOK OF THE MONTH for July 2012.