Wendy Moore

Non-fiction writer


Wendy Moore is a freelance journalist and author of five non-fiction books which all relate true stories from social and medical history for a popular audience. Her first book The Knife Man: blood, body-snatching and the birth of modern surgery (Bantam, 2005) won the Medical Journalists’ Association consumer book award and was shortlisted for the Saltire award and the Marsh biography award. Her second book Wedlock:  how Georgian Britain’s worst husband met his match (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2009) was selected for Channel 4’s TV Book Club in 2010 and reached No 1 in the Sunday Times bestseller list. Her first two books have been optioned for television. Her latest book, Endell Street, published in 2020, was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week.

As a freelance journalist specialising in medical issues, Wendy has written for most national newspapers including the Times, Guardian, Observer and Sunday Telegraph, as well as for magazines such as the British Medical Journal, The LancetHistory Today. She has a diploma in the history of medicine and writes regularly on medical history.

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Wendy Moore

Non-fiction writer




  • British Library, 2021–2021
  • British Library, 2019–2020
  • University of East London, 2012–2014