Sanjida O'Connell is a writer and broadcaster. She's the author of four novels: Theory of Mind, which was runner up for the Betty Trask Prize for Romantic Fiction; Angel Bird, shortlisted for The Asian Literature Award; The Naked Name of Love and Sugar Island. Sanjida has written three non-fiction books - Mindreading: How we learn to love and lie, Sugar: The grass that changed the world and Chimpanzee: The making of the film. She is the co-author of Nature's Calendar, which is based on the BBC TV series that she presented with Chris Packham. She's also contributed to a number of other books, including Animal Life. She writes thrillers under the pen name of Sanjida Kay."