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About Lucy Christopher

Lucy grew up in Australia, but now resides in the UK. After studying for an MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, she now works as a sessional lecturer there. Her debut novel, Stolen, was part of her PhD in Creative Writing.

Success was immediate for Lucy: Stolen was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal and was the winner of the 2010 Branford Boase Award, described by judges as being a 'sensitive, compelling and intense novel with a great sense of place'. Stolen has also achieved considerable international success, having won the Australian Gold Inky Award and been shortlisted for the prestigious Prime Minister’s Literary Awards in Australia and the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year for Older Readers.

Lucy’s second novel, Flyaway, was shortlisted for the Costa Book Award 2010 and the Waterstones Prize, as well as being longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Her third novel for Chicken House, The Killing Woods, was published in October 2013 and combines dark young adult themes with the lightness of touch for which Lucy Christopher is so acclaimed.

In her spare time, Lucy likes to ride a grumpy chestnut mare called Topaz and travel around the world visiting family and friends. She is currently working on her next novel.

Accolades and awards

  • THE KILLING WOODS
    Shortlisted for the Leeds Book Award 2014
    Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2015
    Shortlisted for the Worcestershire Teen Book Award
  • FLYAWAY
    Shortlisted for the Waterstones Prize 2010
    Shortlisted for the Costa Book Award 2010
  • STOLEN
    Winner of the Australian Gold Inky Award 2010
    Winner of the Branford Boase Award 2010

Other books by Lucy Christopher