I am so excited to announce that I am going to be doing an author spotlight every month. This is basically where I do a whole post all about one children’s/Y.A author that stood out to me/ has written brilliant books/ interests me etc. And I will be posting it on every last day of the month. This one has come a little early because I couldn’t wait to start Author Spotlighting! And so this month it is…
Malorie Blackman is an award-winning children’s/Y.A writer and, of course, ex-children’s-laureate (2013-2015). She writes television dramas and books for children all across the spectrum and her works are truly remarkable. Her books highlight some key subjects that children, in my opinion, should be learning about.
Her books include the brilliant ‘Noughts and Crosses’ series and the heart-breaking ‘Pig Heart Boy’.
Malorie Blackman is acknowledged as one of today’s most imaginative and convincing writers for young readers, and her work has appeared on screen. Pig-Heart Boy, which was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, was adapted into a BAFTA-winning TV serial.
In 2008, she was honoured with an OBE for her services to Children’s Literature. She was and still is one of the most well-known and talented Children’s/Y.A authors currently.
Malorie’s most recently-read favourite books are One by Sarah Crossan and The Girl Of Ink And Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, both of which are inspiring and wonderful books. She is currently judging the 500 words Radio 2 children’s writing competition.
She is an inspiring and talented icon.
Sorry that has been a bit of a lousy first try. I hope the next spotlights will be better!