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'A writer of great talent' New York Times

'Funny and fabulous and moving and strange' Jeanette Winterson

'Delightfully weird' Gerard Woodward, The Guardian

'Very funny' John Boyne

'His writing cheers me up' Val McDermid

'A page-turner in the very best sense of the word' John Burnside, The Guardian

'Delightfully eccentric' Financial Times

'Irresistible' The Times

'So brilliant' Julie Burchill

'A highly talented and clearly imaginative young writer' Sunday Express

December 2012

I write books for children and adults. These books include The Radleys, The Last Family in England, Shadow Forest and To Be A Cat.

I have a new book out in 2013. It is called The Humans. I hope you enjoy it.

Awards include: TV Book Club Best Read, Smarties Gold Medal, Galaxy Book Award (shortlist), Yorkshire Young Achievers Award, Waterstones Children's Book Awards (shortlist), American Library Association's Alex Award, Blue Peter Book of the Year, Carnegie Medal (twice commended)..

Film Some of my books have made small steps in the vague direction of the big screen, Alfonso Cuaron is producing The Radleys, The Last Family in England is with Brad Pitt's Plan B and The Possession of Mr Cave is with Parallel Films.

International My novels have now been translated in 29 languages. Most recently Lithuanian.

Feel free to contact me by facebook, twitter or email.