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  • Michelle Paver

    Michelle Paver

    Wolfbane, the ninth book in the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series, brings to a close the internationally bestselling series that began with Wolf Brother. Michelle Paver was born in Malawi and came to England as a child before studying Biochemistry at Oxford University. She went on t...

  • Malcolm Duffy

    Malcolm Duffy

    Malcolm Duffy, Geordie born and bred, is a former creative director of Comic Relief who now writes contemporary novels for 12+ readers, finding humour and heart even in dire situations. His prize-winning debut novel, Me Mam. Me Dad. Me., inspired by his time at Comic Relief visiting projects t...

  • Jeremy Dronfield

    Jeremy Dronfield

    Jeremy Dronfield has written many books about the lives and adventures of amazing people from history. Most are true stories and a few are fictional. Fritz and Kurt is one of the true ones, and by far the most important. It’s also the first one written specially for young read...

  • Elizabeth Wein

    Elizabeth Wein

    Elizabeth Wein was born in New York and grew up in England, Jamaica and Pennsylvania. She holds American and British citizenship and has lived in Perth, Scotland, since 2000. She earned her private pilot's license at the Scottish Aero Club. Flight inspires her fiction, including Code Name Veri...

  • Mel Darbon

    Mel Darbon

    Mel spent a large part of her childhood inventing stories to keep her autistic brother happy on car journeys. Having worked as a theatre designer and freelance artist, as well as teaching young adults with learning disabilities and running creative workshops for teenage mums, young offenders a...

  • Sarah Hagger-Holt

    Sarah Hagger-Holt

    Sarah Hagger-Holt is an award-winning and critically acclaimed author. Her debut novel for children, Nothing Ever Happens Here, was nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and her second, Proud of Me, was the winner of the Little Rebels Award for Radical C...

  • Freja Nicole Woolf

    Freja Nicole Woolf

    Freja Nicole Woolf wrote her debut Never Trust a Gemini at just 24 years - a joyful, romantic alternative to the issue-led LGBTQ+ stories she grew up with. Her writing is absolutely not autobiographical. (Except for the bits that are.) She lives in London and aspires to be a Capricorn. Unfortu...

  • Lisa Williamson

    Lisa Williamson

    Lisa Williamson grew up in Nottingham, studied drama and worked as an actor on stage and TV. Her first novel, The Art of Being Normal, won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize for older fiction and she continues to write YA novels and non-fiction for younger children. She liv...