Lucy Christopher was only 25 years old when she came to prominence with her debut novel Stolen. It garnered international critical acclaim, won the 2010 Branford Boase Award and was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize in the UK. Overseas it was awarded a Golden Inky and shortlisted for the prestigious Prime Minister’s Literary Award in Australia, and received a Printz Honor in the USA. It has now sold a quarter of a million copies worldwide and has been translated into 16 languages. Her second novel, Flyaway, was shortlisted for the Costa Children’s Book Award.
Lucy Christopher was born in Wales but grew up in Australia and currently lives by some woods in Monmouthshire. She has a PhD in Creative Writing and lectures in writing for children and young adults at Bath Spa University.