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Recent things


Branford Boase

I’m very happy to say that The Otherlife has been longlisted for the Branford Boase award, a prize for first-time children’s novelists and their editors. The lovely and brilliant Chloe Sackur edited The Otherlife – under her guidance I found the process of rewriting and editing a transformative and very valuable experience. The shortlist will… Read more »


The Otherlife has been nominated for the Carnegie Medal

Thank you very much to CILIP for the nomination – it means a great deal, and I am delighted to be among so many wonderful books and authors. The full list of nominations can be found here. The longlist will be published in February 2017.

Young woman reading while sitting on a pile of books

The Otherlife Blog Tour

Here’s something totally thrilling: a blog tour! Once upon a time I did not know what a blog tour was; now I get to have one of my very own… seven lovely bloggers are hosting seven posts (by me) over seven days, covering all sorts of things from literary tutors to things I learned when… Read more »