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Mal Peet, winner of the Nestle Bronze Medal Award and the Branford Boase Award grew up in North Norfolk, and studied English and American Studies at the University of Warwick. Later he moved to south-west England and worked at a variety of jobs before turning full-time to writing and illustrating in the early 1990s. With his wife, Elspeth Graham, he has written and illustrated many educational picture books for young children, and his cartoons have appeared in a number of magazines. He and Elspeth live in Exmouth, Devon.

Tamar won the Carnegie Medal and is a multi-layered tale of love and betrayal. He has written three other linked novels, Keeper, The Penalty and Exposure all featuring the football obsessed Paul Faustino, a sports journalist in South America who is reluctantly drawn into murders and mysteries.

Exposure won the 2009 Guardian Award for Children’s Fiction. On his award win, Mal says, “I’m totally thrilled to win the Guardian prize. I’ve been buying the newspaper for 35 years, so I’ve worked for it! In fact, if you subtract the prize money from what I’ve spent at the newsagents, the Guardian is way ahead on the deal! I don’t mind – the Guardian prize is very special. It’s judged by other writers so it’s pretty likely that if you win it, you deserve it.”

Mal Peet died in March 2015.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Mal Peet

Exposure by Mal Peet
Exposure
Mal Peet
A dramatic, topical novel inspired by Shakespeare's Othello which will appeal to both boys and girls with its themes of football and celebrity culture. Award winning Mal Peet’s Exposure is the third in the gripping trilogy which began with Keeper,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/04/2016
Keeper by Mal Peet
Keeper
Mal Peet
A reissue of the extraordinary debut novel from multi-award winning author Mal Peet. Set in South America, this compelling adventure is told as an interview between a top sports reporter and the world’s greatest goalkeeper. Not just for football fiction...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/04/2016
The Penalty by Mal Peet
The Penalty
Mal Peet
This is the second novel from Mal Peet that features Paul Faustino, South America’s top sports journalist. It’s a brilliant thriller, beautifully written and the author’s passion for football shines through in the writing. If you’re football mad or want...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/04/2016
The Murdstone Trilogy by Mal Peet
The Murdstone Trilogy
Mal Peet
Question: when does a fantasy novel not feel like a fantasy novel - Answer: when it’s ‘The Murdstone Trilogy’, that's when. Oh what wonderfully witty, quirky and clever writing is packed (sometimes squabbling and creating an enormous fuss) into this...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2015
The Murdstone Trilogy by Mal Peet
The Murdstone Trilogy
Mal Peet
Question: when does a fantasy novel not feel like a fantasy novel - Answer: when it’s ‘The Murdstone Trilogy’, that's when. Oh what wonderfully witty, quirky and clever writing is packed (sometimes squabbling and creating an enormous fuss) into this...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
Tamar by Mal Peet
Tamar
Mal Peet
Winner of the Carnegie Medal 2006. What the judges said: This is an enthralling and multi-layered novel that traces the story of two men caught up in secret operations in World War Two. It looks at the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/01/2012
The Penalty by Mal Peet
The Penalty
Mal Peet
Shortlisted for the Booktrust Teenage Prize 2007. This is the second novel from Mal Peet that features Paul Faustino (the first was Keeper) South America’s top sports journalist. It’s a brilliant thriller, beautifully written and the author’s passion...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/01/2012
Life : An Exploded Diagram by Mal Peet
Life : An Exploded Diagram
Mal Peet
This is a brilliant coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the Cold War and events leading up to the Cuban Missile Crisis. The story is told in flashback by Clem when he is living and working in New York...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2011
Exposure by Mal Peet
Exposure
Mal Peet
A dramatic, topical novel inspired by Shakespeare's Othello which will appeal to both boys and girls with its themes of football and celebrity culture. Award winning Mal Peet’s Exposure is the third in the gripping trilogy which began with Keeper,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/10/2008
Keeper by Mal Peet
Keeper
Mal Peet
This extraordinary, gripping tale pulses with the rhythms of football and the rainforest. Teenagers will love it but football loving adults will as well. It pours with mystery and suspense, will have you riveted to the page and the great...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2006

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