Daisy Goodwin
New York Times Bestselling Novelist, Creator of Victoria on PBS

Daisy Goodwin is a writer and television producer. After reading history at Cambridge, she went to Columbia Film School as a Harkness Fellow. After ten years at the BBC making arts documentaries, she left to join the independent sector and created a number of shows, including Grand Designs, which is now in its 18th year on Channel 4.


In 2005, she started Silver River productions, which she sold to Sony in 2012. Alongside her TV work, Daisy has written three novels, including The American Heiress, The Fortune Hunter, and Victoria, all of which were both New York Times bestsellers. She is also the creator and screenwriter of the Masterpiece presentation Victoria on PBS, which was recently renewed for a third season. Daisy lives in London with her three dogs, two daughters, and one husband.

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Diva A Novel
St. Martin's Press

New York Times bestselling author Daisy Goodwin returns with a story of the scandalous love affair between the most celebrated opera singer of all time and one of the richest men in the world.

VictoriaA Novel
St. Martin’s Griffin

Drawing on Queen Victoria’s diaries, which she first started reading when she was a student at Cambridge University, Daisy Goodwin—creator and writer of the new PBS Masterpiece drama Victoria and author of the bestselling novels The American Heiress and The Fortune Hunter—brings the young nineteenth-century monarch, who would go on to reign for 63 years, richly to life in this magnificent novel.

St. Martin’s Griffin

The Fortune Hunter, the New York Times bestselling novel by Daisy Goodwin, is a lush, irresistible story of the public lives and private longings of grand historical figures.

St. Martin’s Griffin

Be careful what you wish for. Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the twentieth century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts’, suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham, married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England.

Behind the Scenes of Victoria

On Writing Historical Fiction

Praise for Diva "Lorelei King narrates the book, nicely handling the Greek and Italian accents...a big, tragic love story, made all the more affecting in its audio version by the inclusion of stirring musical passages from La Divina’s great roles."
- Katherine Powers, Audiobook critic of The Washington Post

Praise for The American Heiress "Ms. Goodwin...writes deliciously."
- Janet Maslin, The New York Times

"A propulsive story of love, manners, culture clash, and store-bought class from a time long past that proves altogether fresh."
- Publishers Weekly

"Top-notch writing....will please fans of historical romance, including book club members.”
– Library Journal (starred review)

"[An] exceptionally thoughtful and stunning historical novel that will leave you reeling and astonished...and give you the urge to re-read it the instant the last page is turned."

"Smart, emotional, entertaining writing....a delicious tale that captivates."
- RT Book Reviews

“Deliciously classy. A story that gallops along, full of exquisite period detail."
- Kate Mosse, New York Times bestselling author of Labyrinth

"Sparkling and thoroughly engaging...a highly enjoyable and intelligent read."
- The Sunday Times (U.K.)