Malorie Blackman has written over 50 books for children and is best known as the highly acclaimed author of the best selling Noughts & Crosses sequence. Set in a fictional universe where Crosses are the ruling class, this series of books for young adults looks at love, loyalty and prejudice over the course of four hard-hitting novels and one novella.
Following on from their huge success, Malorie was awarded an OBE for services to children’s literature. The RSC staged an adaptation of Noughts & Crosses in 2008 and a sequel is currently in development. Malorie’s books for younger children include a range of pacey thrillers including Hacker, Antidote and Pig Heart Boy which was adapted into a BAFTA award-winning series for the BBC. Boys Don’t Cry was launched in November 2010 by Random House and takes a controversial look at the issues facing a single teenage father.
Malorie has just completed her two years as Children’s Laureate during which she launched Love Hurts, an anthology of love stories published in 2015 by Random House. A graphic novel edition of Noughts & Crosses is due to be published in July 2015.
Her next title, Chasing the Stars, was published by Random House in April 2016. Malorie is currently working on new ideas.
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