Candy Gourlay is a London based author and journalist originally from the Philippines.
Candy’s most recent novel, Bone Talk, was published by David Fickling Books (UK) and Scholastic (US) and was shortlisted for the Costa Children’s Book Award and the Carnegie Medal. It was a Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week as well as a Guardian Book of the Month and one of The Times’ Books of the Year.
Her first two novels, Tall Story and Shine, were also published by David Fickling Books. Tall Story was listed for 13 prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, the Blue Peter and the Waterstones Prize. Shine was longlisted for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize.
Candy’s first picture book, Is It a Mermaid?, illustrated by Francesca Chessa, was published in the UK and the US by Otter-Barry Books – and nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal.
Candy’s latest title, Ferdinand (Magellan) was published as part of David Fickling Books’ First Names series in April 2020.