Malorie Blackman

Malorie Blackman is acknowledged as one of today's most imaginative writers for young readers. She has won numerous awards for her books, which include the Noughts & Crosses sequence, Hacker and Cloud-Busting. Her work has appeared on screen, with Pig-Heart Boy, which was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, being adapted into a BAFTA-award-winning TV serial. In 2005, Malorie was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her distinguished contribution to the world of children's books. In 2008, she was then honoured with an OBE for her services to Children's Literature, and in 2013 she was appointed as Waterstones Children’s Laureate 2013-2015.