Joanna Jolly

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Joanna Jolly is a journalist and author living in the UK. She loved writing as a child and, after graduating with a degree in English Literature, became a journalist. Her work has taken her all over the world - including covering the vote on and transition to independence in East Timor, working as a correspondent in India and Nepal and reporting from Jerusalem, Washington DC, South Africa and Brussels. She has won several journalism awards and in 2016 was a Shorenstein Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Joanna's work has often focused on violence against women and their struggle for justice. Red River Girl is her first book. ...more

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Joanna Jolly Thank you so much for your comment, Dezireen, and for your wonderful review. It makes the hard work of writing worthwhile to hear reactions like yours…moreThank you so much for your comment, Dezireen, and for your wonderful review. It makes the hard work of writing worthwhile to hear reactions like yours. Yes #prayersforTina and for all the women and girls who face the same racism and adversity. (less)
Joanna Jolly Hi Cecile, Thanks for your question and for reading Red River Girl! I very much hope to write more books in the future - both non-fiction and fiction …moreHi Cecile, Thanks for your question and for reading Red River Girl! I very much hope to write more books in the future - both non-fiction and fiction - and am thinking about a few ideas at the moment. I've always been interested in crime and police and legal processes so I'll probably stick to this area. Hopefully it won't be too long before my next book! Best, Joanna(less)
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"There are times that I like to go outside my comfort zone and read something with a little more grit. True crime tends to do that for me, even more so when the crime was committed in my hometown. I noticed this book at the library a while ago and whe" Read more of this review »
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"The Red River Girl: The Life and Death of Tina Fontaine by Joanna Jolly is a 2019 Viking publication.

If this case got any media attention here in the US, I don’t recall it. This true crime case is centered around Tina Fontaine, an indigenous teenage " Read more of this review »
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"I found Red River Girl hard to read and hard to put down. It was engaging and compelling. Even though the reader knows the outcome from the start of the book, it reads as a thriller, with the detail of the unprecedented investigation covered with pac" Read more of this review »
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