Sam Mills graduated from Oxford University with a degree in English Language and Literature. She is the author of 3 young adult novels published by Faber & Faber, including the award-winning Blackout. Her debut novel for adults, The Quiddity of Will Self (Corsair, 2012) was described by The Sunday Times as 'an ingenious, energetic read' and The Guardian as 'an extraordinary novel of orgiastic obsession.' In 2020, Fourth Estate published her memoir about being a carer, The Fragments of my Father, which was shortlisted for the Barbellion Prize. Sam has written for a number of publications, including The Guardian, The Independent, 3 AM and The London Magazine. 

She is the co-founder of indie press Dodo Ink and lives in London looking after her father and cat.