Authors Young Adult

  • Annelise Gray

    Annelise Gray

    Debut children's author Annelise Gray was born in Bermuda and moved to the UK as a child. She grew up riding horses and dreaming of becoming a writer.After gaining a PhD in Classics from Cambridge, she worked as a researcher for authors and TV comp...

  • Catherine Barter

    Catherine Barter

    Catherine grew up in Stratford-on-Avon - Shakespeare's birthplace - in the West Midlands. She studied American literature at UEA and lived in Norwich for ten years, before moving to London.She co-manages an independent bookshop in King's Cross, <st...

  • Holly Bourne

    Holly Bourne

    Holly Bourne is the bestselling author of books including The Manifesto On How To Be Interesting, Am I Normal Yet? and Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes?  Before becoming a full-time author, Holly worked as a journalist and relationships expert for TheSite, an advice and information website f...

  • Geraldine McCaughrean

    Geraldine McCaughrean

    Geraldine McCaughrean was born and educated in Enfield, North London, the third and youngest child of a fireman and a teacher. She attended Christ Church College of Education but instead of teaching chose to work for a magazine publishing house. She became a full time writer in 1988.<br...

  • Jason Cockcroft

    Jason Cockcroft

    Jason Cockcroft was born in New Zealand and raised in Leeds, West  Yorkshire. He graduated from Falmouth School of Art and is the illustrator and author of over 40 books for children, including the illustrated covers for the last three books in the Harry Potter series. Jason won the inaugural...

  • Hilary McKay

    Hilary McKay

    Hilary McKay is an award-winning author, having won the Guardian Fiction Prize for her first novel, The Exiles, and going on to win the Smarties and the Whitbread (now the Costa) Award for The Exiles in Love and Saffy's Angel. Hilary McKay's Fairy Tales was her first book with Macmillan...

  • Robert Muchamore

    Robert Muchamore

    Robert Muchamore's new series brings Robin Hood into the 21st century! Robert was inspired to create his bestselling CHERUB series by his nephews' complaints about the lack of anything for them to read! CHERUB: The Recruit was Robert's first book and th...

  • Jonathan Stroud

    Jonathan Stroud

    Jonathan Stroud wrote his first novel – Buried Fire – while working as an editor at Walker Books. He is the author of two internationally bestselling series: the award-winning Bartimaeus sequence, which has been published in 36 languages worldw...