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Sarah Crossan - Author

About the Author

Sarah Crossan has lived in Dublin, London and New York, and now lives in Hertfordshire. She graduated with a degree in Philosophy and Literature before training as an English and drama teacher at the University of Cambridge.  The Weight of Water and Apple and Rain were both shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal. In 2016, Sarah won the CILIP Carnegie Medal as well as the YA Book Prize, the CBI Book of the Year award and the CLiPPA Poetry Award for her novel, One.  

Sarah is the go-to writer of the free verse novel in the UK and Ireland, and is the current Laureate na nÓg (Ireland’s Children’s Literature Laureate). Her theme as Laureate is #WeAreThePoets, a two-year project inspiring young people to express themselves through poetry and verse. 

 

Featured books by Sarah Crossan

Other books by Sarah Crossan

The Weight of Water

The Weight of Water

Author: Sarah Crossan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

Now available in a gorgeous new package, Sarah Crossan's exquisite debut novel explores first love, friendship and quiet courage. It will leave you sad, happy and wanting more. Sometimes I want to tear off my clothes And show them I'm the same Underneath - Maybe better. Life is lonely for Kasienka. She misses her old home in Poland, her mother's heart is breaking, and at her new English school friends are scarce. But when someone new swims into her life, Kasienka learns that there is more than one way to stay afloat. This stunning novel from multi-award-winning author Sarah Crossan explores how to pick up the pieces when everything you know is turned on its head and you have to start all over again.

Apple and Rain

Apple and Rain

Author: Sarah Crossan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

Now available in a gorgeous new package, this exquisite novel explores the bond between daughters and mothers, forgiveness, and the healing power of words. All the time Mum was away, Eleven long years, I saved up my hopes Like little pennies in a jar. Apple's mother disappeared years ago, leaving Apple with her nana and a lot of unanswered questions. But when she unexpectedly explodes back into Apple's life like a comet, homecoming is bittersweet. It's only when Apple meets someone more lost than she is that she begins to see things as they really are. This beautiful novel from multi-award-winning author Sarah Crossan explores family, friendship and reconciliation. It is a story about how messy, complicated and surprising love can be.

Die Sprache des Wassers

Die Sprache des Wassers

Author: Sarah Crossan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

Nur mit einem Koffer und einem alten Waschesack im Gepack, bricht das polnische Madchen Kasienka mit ihrer Mutter nach England auf. Dort wollen sie den Vater suchen, der die Familie fur ein besseres Leben im Westen verlassen hat. Doch das neue Leben in Coventry gestaltet sich anders als geplant; Kasienka kampft mit Mobbing, mochte eigentlich so schnell wie moglich zuruck in die Heimat und muss doch Abend fur Abend gemeinsam mit ihrer Mutter den untergetauchten Vater suchen. Aber als sie ins Schwimmteam aufgenommen wird, fasst sie neuen Mut. Und dann ist da auch noch William, der nette Junge aus der Siebten ... Sarah Crossan erzhlt ihre moderne Einwanderer-Geschichte in griffiger, gebundener Sprache. Die knstlerische Umschlaggestaltung stammt von dem bekannten Illustrator Oliver Jeffers. In Grobritannien wurde das Buch (Originaltitel: The Weight Of Water) fr die bedeutende Carnegie Medal 2013 nominiert.

Resist: Breathe 2

Resist: Breathe 2

Author: Sarah Crossan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2013

Resistance to the Pod Leadership has come apart. The Grove has been destroyed but so has the Pod Minister. Quinn, Bea and Alina separately must embark on a perilous journey across the planet's dead landscape in search of the rumoured resistance base Sequoia. The welcome they receive at Sequoia is not what they expect, and soon they are facing a situation that seems as threatening as that of the Pod inhabitants. Meanwhile the former Pod Minister's son, Ronan, is beginning to have his doubts about the regime but as a member of an elite force he is sent out of the pod to hunt down the Grove's survivors. In a world in which the human race is adapting to survive with little air, the stakes are high. This action-packed sequel to Breathe is every bit as nail-biting and satisfying as its predecessor - visionary storytelling of the highest quality.

The Weight of Water

The Weight of Water

Author: Sarah Crossan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2013

Armed with a suitcase and an old laundry bag filled with clothes, Kasienka and her mother head for England. Life is lonely for Kasienka. At home her mother's heart is breaking and at school friends are scarce. But when someone special swims into her life, Kasienka learns that there might be more than one way for her to stay afloat. The Weight of Water is a startlingly original piece of fiction; most simply a brilliant coming of age story, it also tackles the alienation experienced by many young immigrants. Moving, unsentimental and utterly page-turning, we meet and share the experiences of a remarkable girl who shows us how quiet courage prevails.

Epic Firsts Teen Sampler

Epic Firsts Teen Sampler

First memory. First kiss. First love. First fight. First heartbreak. There's a first time for everything. Discover five first-time authors with sneak peeks of their debut novelsDon't Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon, Breathe by Sarah Crossan, What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang, Through to You by Emily Hainsworth, and Defiance by C. J. Redwine.

The Weight of Water

The Weight of Water

Author: Sarah Crossan Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/01/2012

Armed with a suitcase and an old laundry bag filled with clothes, Kasienka and her mother head for England. Life is lonely for Kasienka. At home her mother's heart is breaking and at school friends are scarce. But when someone special swims into her life, Kasienka learns that there might be more than one way for her to stay afloat. The Weight of Water is a startlingly original piece of fiction; most simply a brilliant coming of age story, it also tackles the alienation experienced by many young immigrants. Moving, unsentimental and utterly page-turning, we meet and share the experiences of a remarkable girl who shows us how quiet courage prevails.