Sarah Rayner

Sarah Rayner

Sarah Rayner is the author of five novels, including The Two Week Wait and the bestselling One Moment, One Morning. She worked for twenty years as an advertising copywriter and now writes fiction full-time. Sarah lives with her husband in Brighton.

Visit Sarah Rayner's website

Visit Sarah Rayner's Picador Profile


A handful of inspiring books on mental health

A handful of inspiring books on mental health

Sarah Rayner, author of Another Night, Another Day, on five brilliant books about mental health. They range from case studies that read like short stories to moving memoirs that sufferers will identify with. 

Writing as therapy: healing and distancing

Writing as therapy: healing and distancing

To investigate the theme of this year's Mental Health Awareness Week, anxiety, we asked some writers to talk about their experience of it. Sarah Rayner, whose latest novel Another Night, Another Day explores the lives of three very different people brought together by a psychiatric clinic, talks about her own experience of writing about mental health.

The Joy of Hindsight by Sarah Rayner

Is a book ever finished? Picador author Sarah Rayner tells us what happened when she revisited her first novels more than ten years after they were published.

A Tale of Two Weeks: the inspiration behind The Two Week Wait

The Two Week Wait is as much about not having children as it is about having them. I don’t wish to give away the plot, but the journey Lou and Cath go on means they both have to look deep into themselves and discover what makes them who they are – not just as mothers but as women in the wider world.

A tale of five teacups

Ever wondered about how we come up with cover ideas and images for the books we publish? Well, it's not like this in every case, but read Sarah Rayner's account of how we ended up with the 'teacup' cover for the paperback of her novel, One Moment, One Morning.