Authors

  • Jonathan Stroud

    Jonathan Stroud

    Jonathan Stroud's new series, The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne, is published by Walker Books, where he wrote his first novel – Buried Fire – while working as an editor. He is now the author of two internationally bestselling series: the award-winning Bartimaeus sequence, which has been...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Anthea Simmons

    Anthea Simmons

    Anthea Simmons lives in Devon with her polydactyl cat, Caramac. After a  successful career in the City and a spell of teaching, she finally  knuckled down to write at the insistence of her son, Henry. She is the  author of Share, The Best Best Baby,<...

  • Joshua Seigal

    Joshua Seigal

    Joshua Seigal is a poet, performer and workshop leader; Yapping Away is his latest collection. Joshua spends a lot of his time visiting schools, libraries and theatres around the country and beyond. His book I Bet I Can Make You Laugh won the 2020 Laugh Out Loud Book Awards, w...

  • Michelle Robinson & Sharon Davey

    Michelle Robinson & Sharon Davey

    Michelle Robinson is the bestselling, award-winning author of picture books including The World Made a Rainbow, She Rex, There's a Lion in my Cornflakes, A Beginner's Guide to Bearspotting and many, many more. She has won awards, including the Lollies Laugh Out Loud Book Award...

  • Larry Hayes

    Larry Hayes

    Larry Hayes talks about siblings, imagining the future, and a trip to Nasa that helped inspire his new book, How to Survive Without Grown-Ups.  When he's not writing, Larry helps run an investment fund, and is a trustee for a homeless charity. Before lockdown,...

  • Sam Sedgman and MG Leonard

    Sam Sedgman and MG Leonard

    MG Leonard and Sam Sedgman are the writing duo behind the brilliant Adventures on Trains series! MG Leonard is the internationally bestselling author of the Battle of the Beetles trilogy; Beetle Boy won the Branford Boase award. She is a beetle expert and lives in Brigh...