Val Wood

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Val Wood has written 24 novels, all set in and around Hull and the East Riding. Her first novel, The Hungry Tide, published in 1993 won the Catherine Cookson Prize for Romantic Fiction.

Val’s catalogue of books were named amongst the top loaned titles in UK libraries on BBC Radio 4s Open Book show and Val and her work were also the subject of a feature on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row in 2015 and the BBC documentary Books That Made Britain in 2016. In 2017 Val was awarded an honorary doctorate from The University of Hull.

When she is not writing, Val supports a number of charities including Sight Support (Hull & East Yorkshire) where she holds the position of Vice President. She is also patron of Home-Start (Hull) and Butterflies Memory Loss Support Group and was a volunteer at the Talking Magazine for the Blind for 28 years.
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