Authors beginning with: E
Christopher Edge grew up in Manchester, where he spent most of his childhood in the local library dreaming up stories. He now lives in Gloucestershire, where he spends most of his time in the local library dreaming up stories. Before becoming a writer, he worked as an English teacher, editor and publisher – any job that let him keep a book close to hand. When not writing, he also works as a freelance publisher and education consultant, and has written publications about encouraging children to read.
Claire has illustrated and authored lots of picture books. Notable published titles to date include The Bear and the Hair, The Croc and the Sock, The Deer and the Cheer and the Three Little Superpigs, the latter of which was selected by the Reading Agency for its forthcoming ‘Summer Reading Challenge’ for 2017.
Claire is known for her diverse range of styles. Her work always aims to be fun and her characters always have heart and charm. Her books have sold from China all the way to South America, including lots of countries in between.
Dorothy Edwards was born Dorothy Violet Ellen Brown on the 6th of November, 1914. She wrote her first story at age four after being taught to read and write by her father, who had returned from the first World War.
Dorothy died in 1982 and was buried next to her sister.
Dr Christoph Englert is a lecturer in physics at the University of Glasgow. He was born in 1981 in south Germany, and after studying physics at the University of Karlsruhe and ETH Zurich between 2002 and 2007, he received a doctorate in theoretical physics from Karlsruhe University. Dr Englert's research focuses on the physics of elementary particles and their interaction.
Eugenides was born in Detroit, Michigan, of Greek and Irish descent. He attended Grosse Pointe's private University Liggett School. He took his undergraduate degree at Brown University, graduating in 1983. He later earned an M.A. in Creative Writing from Stanford University.
In 1986 he received the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellowship for his story Here Comes Winston, Full of the Holy Spirit. His 1993 novel, The Virgin Suicides, gained mainstream interest with the 1999 film adaptation directed by Sofia Coppola. The novel was reissued in 2009.
Jim Eldridge was born in London in 1944. He left school at 16 and did a variety of jobs, before eventually training as a teacher. He became a full-time script-writer and author in 1978 and has since written over 90 books with sales totaling over three million copies. His writing credits include episodes for the seminal children's TV drama 'Grange Hill' and the novelisation of Noel Clarke's 'Kidulthood' and '184.108.40.206.' He has also written for the My Story series for Scholastic and most recently Black Ops, a teen action series for Egmont. His children’s books include the best-selling history series 'My Story' published by Scholastic.
He now works as an associate lecturer in scriptwriting and media at the University of Cumbria. He lives with his wife in Cumbria.
After leaving college Jonathan worked as an architect for several years, before pursuing a full-time career in children’s books.
In addition to writing young fiction and picture books, Jonathan has also written and paper-engineered a number of pop-up books, including Pirate Pussycat and Tyrannosaurus Rocks for Simon & Schuster. Other titles include his hugely popular Mole series: Bringing Down the Moon, A Diamond in the Snow, A Secret Worth Sharing (Walker), and The Princess and the Pig (Macmillan).
Jonathan lives in Nottingham with his wife Rachel, and his two children. His hobbies include walking, reading, furniture design and tinkering with his website.
Lissa Evans still remembers writing her first joke, aged seven (it involved a hippo). She never lost her interest in funny lines, and, following a medical degree, she changed careers to become a comedy producer for radio and TV, where her credits included Father Ted. Eventually, after a decade of running a red pencil through other people’s work, Lissa began to write something of her own.
Her first book for children, Small Change for Stuart, was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the 2011 Costa Children’s Book Award. Her books for adults include Their Finest Hour and a Half, which was longlisted for the Baileys Prize and made into a recent film (Their Finest, starring Bill Nighy).
After completing a degree in Illustration at Exeter College of Art and Design, Melvyn studied at Goldsmiths College London for a year, and took up drawing classes at the Royal College of Art under the tuition of Bryan Kneale RA. He has been working as a professional illustrator and printmaker since 1992. His work has been exhibited at the RCA and Somerset House. Clients have included Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, The Halifax, Mini Cooper, Bloomsbury and many more.
Odette Elliott has been writing stories for as long as she can remember. Her first picture book Under Sammy's Bed was published in 1989. The character of Sammy was based on her youngest child, who always tried to keep up with the others, just like Sammy! Three more 'Sammy' books followed. The first two books appeared on BBC children's programmes. Odette's is a multi-racial family and this is reflected in her books. Odette has also written a collection of school stories and the picture book My Big Brother JJ.
Phil Earle was born and raised in the great city of Hull. His first job was as a care worker in a children's home, which inspired him to train as a drama therapist. After a couple of years in the care sector, Phil chose the more sedate lifestyle of a bookseller and now spends his time writing children's books as well as selling them for a publisher. Phil lives on a hill in south-east London with his family, and writes on the bus to work. No one has used this as an excuse to pinch his laptop. Yet.
Award-winning author, Ruth Eastham, was born in the north-west of England and trained as a teacher in Cambridge. She has since worked in more than a dozen different schools in the UK, New Zealand, Australia and Italy. Her debut novel, The Memory Cage was shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize, and her other novels are The Messenger Bird and The Jaguar Trials.