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Malorie Blackman - Author


Children's Laureate 2013-2015

Malorie Blackman had a variety of jobs before she became a full time writer and spent many years working as a Database Manager for Reuters travelling extensively within Europe and the United States.

After 82 rejection letters, her first novel, Not So Stupid!, was a selected title for the 1991 Feminist Book Fortnight, and Malorie participated in the first BBC TV Black Women’s Screenwriting Workshop in 1991. She has written a number of books for young readers including the Whizziwig series, which have been dramatised successfully for children’s television.

Her dystopian novel series Noughts and Crosses has won the Children’s Book Award, and she has twice won the Young Telegraph/Gimme 5 Award (for Hacker and Thief!) – the only author to have done so. Malorie writes across a range of subjects for children and teens, addressing diverse and sensitive issues.

In her spare time, Malorie likes going to the cinema, the theatre and watching TV, enjoys playing computer and board games, and reads absolutely everything...except Westerns.

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2008 Malorie received an OBE for her contribution to children’s literature and was awarded the prestigious Eleanor Farjeon award in 2005.

Malorie was selected as the Waterstones Children's Laureate in June 2013 taking over from Julia Donaldson. She will remain in the post for the next 2 years. The title of Children’s Laureate is awarded to an acclaimed author or illustrator in acknowledgment of their outstanding contribution to their field, and Malorie is the eighth recipient of this honour.

She lives in South London.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Malorie Blackman

Checkmate by Malorie Blackman
Checkmate
Malorie Blackman
At last the book to tie up the loose ends of the Noughts and Crosses sequence and it certainly doesn’t disappoint in anyway. The originality of the plot is breathtaking and the characters superbly drawn. You’ll be gripped to the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2017
Double Cross by Malorie Blackman
Double Cross
Malorie Blackman
This thrilling new title in award-winning Malorie Blackman’s cleverly observed series, which began with Noughts and Crosses, captures the drama and potential violence of growing up – especially in a world where the Noughts are willing to use violence against...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2017
Knife Edge by Malorie Blackman
Knife Edge
Malorie Blackman
The terrific sequel to Noughts and Crosses and continues the story of Sephy and Callum and their families. Full of mystery, suspense, romance and even murder, you’ll go through numerous different emotions when you read it but in the end...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2017
Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman
Noughts & Crosses
Malorie Blackman
Selected by a distinguished independent panel of experts including our editorial expert, Julia Eccleshare, for Diverse Voices - 50 of the best Children's Books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK. Michael Rosen on a compelling favourite: "A book that dared...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2017
Chasing the Stars by Malorie Blackman
Reader Reviewed Chasing the Stars
Malorie Blackman
April 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. Shortlisted for YA Book Prize 2017 | An innovative, ambitious page-turner in which the inimitable Malorie Blackman has entwined two...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2017
Chasing the Stars by Malorie Blackman
Reader Reviewed Chasing the Stars
Malorie Blackman
May 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. An innovative, ambitious page-turner in which the inimitable Malorie Blackman has entwined two of her great passions - Shakespeare's Othello and science fiction - to create a thrilling outer-space-set...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/04/2016
Love Hurts by Malorie Blackman
Love Hurts
Malorie Blackman
Malorie Blackman has compiled a collection of short stories from some of the best young adult authors writing today. For anyone who has ever loved and lost - and loved again - it will amuse, entertain, surprise and maybe provoke...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2015
Boys Don't Cry by Malorie Blackman
Boys Don't Cry
Malorie Blackman
Shortlisted for the prestigious Sheffield Children's Book Award 2011 Best-selling author Malorie Blackman has an exceptional ability to see the world from a teenager’s angle. With his stellar A-level results in his hand, Dante has a great future mapped out...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/04/2011
Boys Don't Cry by Malorie Blackman
Boys Don't Cry
Malorie Blackman
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 31 March 2011. Best selling Malorie Blackman delighted hundreds of thousands of readers with Noughts and Crosses, her thoughtful and touching story about love in a society riven by racial segregation....
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/10/2010
Stuff Of Nightmares by Malorie Blackman
Stuff Of Nightmares
Malorie Blackman
Fast-paced and terrifying The Stuff of Nightmares is about the demons lurking in ones past that come back to haunt. The reader is taken on a chilling journey as we follow schoolboy Kyle, whose terrible nightmares suddenly turn real and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/10/2007
Unheard Voices by Malorie Blackman
Unheard Voices
Malorie Blackman
A powerful anthology of poetry and prose that allows the unheard voices of those subjected to slavery to reach out from the past to the present. Benjamin Zephaniah, John Agard, James Berry, Catherine Johnson and Grace Nichols are among the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/02/2007
Checkmate by Malorie Blackman
Checkmate
Malorie Blackman
At last the book to tie up the loose ends of the Noughts and Crosses trilogy and it certainly doesn’t disappoint in anyway. The originality of the plot is breathtaking and the characters superbly drawn. You’ll be gripped to the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2006
Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
Noughts and Crosses
Malorie Blackman
A 2013 World Book Night selection. Michael Rosen on a compelling favourite: "A book that dared to go where no one thought you could with young audiences because it raises tough stuff to do with race." It takes a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/08/2006

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