Asia
Mackay

Asia does not enjoy talking about herself in the third person but she understands it's expected for author bios. Asia studied Anthropology at Durham University, and despite people fear mongering that a random degree would mean she'd never get a job, she managed to start a career in television. But had to move to China to do it. She presented and produced lifestyle programmes in Shanghai, went out a lot and failed to improve her Mandarin. Returning to London she worked for (name drop) Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman as Project Manager on their round the world motorbike documentaries - her fleeting appearances on screen wearing headbands and earnestly discussing visas continue to be a source of great enjoyment for her friends. Asia started writing Killing It on maternity leave and undertook a Faber Academy course to help her finish it.

Killing It was the Runner Up in Richard and Judy's Search for a Bestseller competition and Runner Up/ Exceptionally Recognised for the Comedy Women In Print prize. Asia lives in London with her husband, four young children and two dogs - she never succeeds in calling any of them by the right name. She is always very very tired.


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Brilliant and funny

Hugh Grant
on Killing It

I absolutely loved it!

Marian Keyes
on Killing It