“Confessions of a Shopaholic” author Sophie Kinsella reveals battle with brain cancer since 2022

The novelist was diagnosed with glioblastoma at the end of 2022.

Sophie Kinsella, the pen name of Madeline Sophie Wickman, has revealed she's been battling brain cancer since 2022.

Author of the bestselling Confessions of a Shopaholic series, Kinsella announced her diagnosis on her website and social media, noting that she was "stable" and "feeling generally very well."

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Sophie Kinsella

“I’ve wanted for a long time to share with you a health update and I’ve been waiting for the strength to do so," Kinsella wrote. "At the end of 2022 I was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a form of aggressive brain cancer,” the novelist wrote. “I did not share this before because I wanted to make sure that my children were able to hear and process the news in privacy and adapt to our ‘new normal.’”

The author has undergone "successful surgery and subsequent radiotherapy and chemotherapy, which is still ongoing."

She added, "At the moment all is stable and I am feeling generally very well, though I get very tired and my memory is even worse than it was before!"

According to the bio on her website, Kinsella has sold over 45 million copies of her books in more than 60 countries and has been translated in over 40 languages. She wrote her first novel while still a financial journalist at the age of 24 under her real name, but she found major success as Sophie Kinsella with her 2000 novel, The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic, published in the U.S. as Confessions of a Shopaholic.

In 2009, Confessions was adapted into a film starring Isla Fisher as the novel's heroine Becky Bloomwood. Kinsella continued Becky's adventures in eight further books, in addition to 11 standalone novels.

Kinsella went on to thank her family and friends, the doctors and nurses who have been treating her, and her readers for their "constant support," citing the reception of her latest novel, The Burnout, published in October.

"To everyone who is suffering from cancer in any form I send love and best wishes, as well as to those who support them," Kinsella concluded her announcement. "It can feel very lonely and scary to have a tough diagnosis, and the support and care of those around you means more than words can say."

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