Formerly a news reporter at The Daily Mirror and contributing editor at Grazia magazine, Megan Lloyd Davies is now a best-selling co-writer whose books have been translated into twelve languages.
Megan’s first book was co-written with Angela Cannings in 2005. Against All Odds, the story of Angela’s imprisonment and subsequent release after being wrongfully convicted of murder was published in the UK by Little, Brown before being translated into Swedish, German, Dutch and Italian. The following year Megan worked with actress Leslie Ash on her autobiography My Life Behaving Badly (Orion) and then had her first Sunday Times best-seller with the publication of Mummy Come Home (HarperCollins), Oxana Kalemi's story of being forced into prostitution and sex trafficked across Europe. Mummy Come Home went on to be published in Sweden, Holland, Germany, Portugal, Russia, Turkey and the Czech Republic.
War Child, the story of internationally-acclaimed rap star Emmanuel Jal's experiences as a child soldier in Sudan, was published in 2009 by Little, Brown UK and St Martin's Press in America. Described as 'An astonishing narrative of human physical endurance' by the Evening Standard and praised by the Washington Times for its 'mesmerising and terrifying' prose, the Washington Post declared 'You'll come away from this book loving Emmanuel Jal' and selected War Child as one of its books of 2009. It was translated into Dutch, Italian, Brazilian and Portuguese.
Later that year Megan had another Sunday Times best-seller with the publication of Daddy's Prisoner (Simon & Schuster), Alice Lawrence's account of bringing her father to justice after a lifetime of abuse.
Following the publication of Hannah's Choice in 2010 (HarperCollins, UK; Arena, Holland; and Everight/Rye Field, China) - the uplifting and inspirational story of teenager Hannah Jones, who made worldwide headlines when she refused a heart transplant - Megan worked with Julia Romp on A Friend Like Ben (HarperCollins). The book told the story of Julia’s life with her autistic son George and was translated into Italian, Dutch, German and French. A Friend Like Ben was also optioned by New Black Films and will be published in the USA by Penguin Plume in late 2012.
In 2011 Megan completed Ghost Boy (Simon & Schuster), the unique memoir of Martin Pistorius who spent sixteen years trapped inside his body assumed irreparably brain damaged following a mystery neurological illness until he learned to communicate again. Translation rights sold in Italy, Germany and China. Described as ‘Deeply moving’ by the Mail on Sunday and ‘A deeply affecting and at times shocking book… The Diving Bell and The Butterfly but with a happy ending’ by the Sunday Times, Scotland on Sunday praised the ‘almost fearless way [Pistorius] confronts his emotional reality’.
In Summer 2011, Megan began working with Dragon’s Den star Hilary Devey on her autobiography Bold As Brass. Following an unprecedented 10-way bidding war for rights to the book, it was published by Sidgwick & Jackson in May 2012 and went straight onto the Sunday Times best-seller list.