• Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl

    Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl

    Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl is a writer and editor. Her recent books include Beyonce (Knowles-Carter) and Nelson (Mandela), which are part of David Fickling Books' 'First Names' series of illustrated biographies. Nansubuga has also worked on international development programmes, primarily...

  • Carlie Sorosiak

    Carlie Sorosiak

    Carlie Sorosiak writes books about magical summer camps, missing people, and the inner life of dogs.  She grew up in North Carolina and has an American dingo (Google it!) who is her writing companion (but she doesn't let her type on the keyboard!).  By day, she's a creative writing professor a...

  • Anders Sparring & Per Gustavsson

    Anders Sparring & Per Gustavsson

    Anders Sparring writes children’s books and is a screenwriter for many popular television shows.  He is also a stand-up comedian. Per Gustavsson is an illustrator and author living in Stockholm, Sweden. His bestselling books are translated into several...

  • Ash Bond

    Ash Bond

    Ash Bond writes magical stories that have classical myth sprinkled through them like fairy dust. Look out for her debut, Peregrine Quinn and the Cosmic Realm. As soon as she picked up a book of Greek myths in her local library, Ash was hooked and she went on to study Cl...

  • Zohra Nabi

    Zohra Nabi

    Zohra Nabi grew up inventing stories for her two younger sisters. She studied law at Cambridge and Oxford universities, but secretly dreamed of being an author. Now she lives in London, browsing bookshops and writing magical adventures.    

  • Sarah Crossan

    Sarah Crossan

    Sarah Crossan introduces her powerful new verse novel, Where the Heart Should Be (Bloomsbury YA). Sarah has lived in Dublin, London and New York, and now lives in East Sussex. She studied philosophy and literature before training as an English and drama teacher, and the...

  • Efua Traoré

    Efua Traoré

    Efua Traoré's latest novel Spirit Sister draws on her years growing up in Nigeria, as well as the mythology and supernatural beliefs of the region.  Efua grew up in a small town in Nigeria and, for as long as she can remember, her head was filled with little stories but it was not until...

  • Nora Dasnes

    Nora Dasnes

    Nora Dåsnes is an author and illustrator. Cross My Heart and Never Lie is her debut as a writer and illustrator and was awarded both Pondusprisen and the Norwegian Ministry of Culture's prize for best comic. Nora recently received the 2022 Nordic Council Children and Young Peo...