About Nina Killham

Nina Killham is the author of three novels, How to Cook a Tart, Mounting Desire and Believe Me.

She is currently working on a novel set in Singapore. Her short story, My Wife the Hyena, has been selected for the Best British Short Stories 2013.

Born in Washington, D.C., the daughter of a diplomat, she spent much of her childhood living overseas. After graduating from the College of William and Mary, she worked for ABC News, The Washington Post, Columbia Pictures and an earplug factory. She met her Australian husband in Los Angeles and moved to London with him where she became a British citizen in 2012. She recently moved to Melbourne with her husband and two tri-national children and spends much of her time gazing at the beautiful gum trees.

You can visit her website: ninakillham.com.  And follow her on Twitter.







12 responses to “About Nina Killham

  1. Desiree

    I hope this message gets to you as I have never blogged before ??? i am reading believe me right now and am on page 116 and haven’t been able to put this down. you are brilliant!!! i am so inspired by your style and comedy and expression. this book is amazing. my only regret is that this book will end soon and i won’t be able to find another book as inspiring and close to home as this. my silver lining is that i have discovered a new amazing author and look forward to reading your other books. thank you for such great literature.

  2. ninakillham

    That is very kind of you. I really appreciate your taking the time to write. You really put a smile on my face!

  3. Leslie Killham Eckenrod

    I live in Broomfield, CO. My maiden name was Killham. One of my grandchildren asked me today where I came from. So I looked up my name on Google and found your blog. I will take my grand daughter to the librbry today and see if we can find one of your books. I know my fathers family came from London to the USA and settled in Chicago and worked themselves west to Nebraska where I grew up on the farm. Washington sounds beautiful this time of year. Enjoy some precious moments with your parents.

  4. ninakillham

    Hi Leslie, I’m so glad you wrote! My parents are from Chicago. I think the family came originally from Kilham in West Yorkshire in England, made their way to Ireland then went to Newfoundland in Canada down to Maine then over to Chicago. I love hearing from other Killhams. There aren’t that many around. Thanks for writing, Nina

  5. Brandi

    I just finished reading Believe Me. I thought the book was brilliant.Since I am very persncikety, I usually do not buy books that I do not know anything about. I took a chance with your book and was not disappointed. It left me hungry for more. Maybe a sequel?

  6. ninakillham

    Hi Brandi, thanks so much for writing. I really appreciate it. Believe Me is very close to my heart so I’m so glad you liked it. And as for a sequel, hmmm, food for thought….

  7. Carol Anderson

    I have just finished Mounting Desire and can’t wait to find your two other books; I hope eventually more! Your characters are great and I love finding new authors I haven’t read before.

    I went to school with another Killham named Amanda in the Washington, DC area in the 60s.

  8. ninakillham

    Hello, Carol, thanks so much. I’ve got two others that I hope you’ll like: How to Cook a Tart and Believe Me. And yes, Amanda is my sister! Small world….

  9. Moira Moore

    I have just finished ‘\how to Cook a Tart’ and am so delighted with the book, the clever writing, the foodie k’thing’, the great laughs i had over various descriptions, some very subtle. You are a wonderful writer and I’m looking forward to reading more. I will look for the two others. Please keep writing, the literary world needs you.

  10. ninakillham

    Hi Moira, I can’t tell you how much that means to me. Thank you so much for taking the time to write. You have certainly made my day. x

  11. Thanks for reaching out – love this! Look forward to more. Let’s stay in touch – opposite ends of the earth – sort of… (I love that.) Thank you.

  12. ninakillham

    Yes, I love the other end of the world idea as well! Luckily the world grows smaller…..

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