Sarah Haywood was born in Birmingham. She studied Law at Kent University and Chester College of Law, then worked as a trainee solicitor in London.

After qualification, she moved to Liverpool, working first as a solicitor, then as an advice worker with Citizens Advice. She subsequently joined the Office of the Legal Services Ombudsman, where she investigated complaints about lawyers. 

Sarah completed an Open University Creative Writing Course, followed by an MA in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University. She lives in Liverpool with her husband and two sons.

Sarah is currently working on her second novel.

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Pls RT: The @BBC described me yesterday as 'another author' apropos @TheBookerPrizes 2019. How quickly & casually they have removed my name from history - the first black woman to win it. This is what we've always been up against, folks. https://t.co/LxxDBJrUYh

I’m excited to see that @AppleBooks has included THE CACTUS in their Thanksgiving Week Sale collection. This is the link for any readers/listeners in the US: https://t.co/xPdoT7FhWL…

@bookloverJo @samatlounge Without a doubt - #TheCactus by @SarahxHaywood - I ADORED it and recommend it to everyone!

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