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Elizabeth Laird


Elizabeth Laird is the multi-award winning author of many successful young fiction and YA novels.  Her travels across the world have influenced her style of writing and choice of topics, and she is well known for tackling a wide range of global issues through her work.

Her titles include Oranges in No Man’s LandRed Sky in the Morning, A Little Piece of Ground and The Witching Hour. Her novel The Garbage King (winner of the Scottish Arts Council Children’s Book of the Year award) was recently adapted by the Unicorn Theatre.

The Fastest Boy in the World was published by Macmillan in 2014 Dindy and the Elephant in 2015 by Macmillan. Four of her backlist titles have been rejacketed – Red Sky in the Morning and Oranges In No Mans Land were reissued in February 2016 with The Garbage King and Crusade following in July 2016.

Elizabeth is working on a new title for Macmillan based around the refugee crisis told from a child’s point of view.


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