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Lost Magician wins Teach Primary Award 2019


Posted on May 4, 2019

Delighted to announce that The Lost Magician has won the Teach Primary Book Award 2019 (KS2) The runner up was Our Castle by The Sea , by Lucy Strange, and the other shortlisted titles were Unexpected…

Castle is People’s Book Prize finalist!


Posted on March 28, 2019

                Completely astonished and thrilled to announce that There May Be A Castle is now a finalist for the People’s Book Prize 2018/19. Thank you to al…

Judges announced for inaugural Paul Torday Prize


Posted on March 11, 2019

Mark Lawson, Kate Mosse and Anita Sethi have been confirmed as the judging panel for the first year of the Paul Torday Memorial Prize for debut novelists over 60. The prize was announced in 2018 by my…

Re-imagining Alice in Wonderland


Posted on February 20, 2019

Curiouser and curiouser…announcing that I have been invited to revisit one of the great children’s books of all time, Alice in Wonderland, by Macmillan – who published the original story. Joining ot…

8½ reasons to celebrate


Posted on January 21, 2019

This year on Thursday 7 March, the Ministry of Stories – of which I am a proud Trustee – will celebrate 8½ years of existence. We’ll be doing this in our time-honoured fashion of hosting an amazing pa…