The Crime Writers' Association

Jessica Jarlvi

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A Montegrappa prize winner, Jessica Jarlvi’s debut novel, the psychological thriller When I Wake Up, featured on bestseller lists in the US and Australia, and was selected ‘Book of the Year’ by Magrudys in 2018. Her latest novel, What Did I Do?, was released in 2018 and deals with human trafficking and mental health. Born in Sweden, she’s lived in the UK, the US and the UAE, and has previously worked in publishing and PR. With an MA in Creative Writing, she regularly teaches writing workshops, mentors new authors and has co-edited an anthology written by prison inmates.


Other Awards

Montegrappa First Fiction

Magrudy’s Fiction Book of the Year

Books by Jessica Jarlvi

  • When I Wake Up


  • What Did I Do?