Georgie Codd
Georgie Codd has worked behind the scenes at a funeral parlour, taught English in a Himalayan nunnery, edited publications for the Tibetan Government in Exile, and shadowed drug dealers in Florida City. 

She is a graduate of the University of East Anglia's Prose-writing MA, where her flash fiction won the Seth Donaldson Bursary.

Her first book, We Swim To The Shark, came out in 2020, and followed Georgie’s quest to overcome her deepest fears by crossing the planet, learning to scuba dive, and attempting to swim with the largest fish on the planet: an adult whale shark.

Reception for the book was positive, resulting in interviews with BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, ABC Melbourne, the i paper and more. (More information on the Press page.)
In March 2020, as a direct response to the first Covid-19 lockdown, Georgie created the Time Out award-winning online literary festival BookBound 2020. Featuring sixty-four authors from around the world – including Max Porter, Monique Roffey, David Lammy, Michelle Paver and Daniel Mella – the festival attracted over 5,000 views in the first week alone, raising more than £2,000 for mental health charities.
All the while, running parallel to these events, Georgie was exploring another nonfiction adventure, sparked by a trip to Scotland in 2018 – which began the quest that would become her second book, Never Had a Dad. In 2022, her project caught the attention of This American Life, one of the US’s top ten radio shows. That summer, Georgie’s story was broadcast directly to over 2 million listeners in North America, and has since reached over 2 million more around the world.

You can also hear Georgie on Season One of the nonfiction podcast, NonFicPod, presented with author and co-host Emma Byrne.

(Photo credit: Andy Scaysbrook)