Kevin Crossley-Holland


Kevin Crossley-Holland is a Carnegie Medal and Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize winning author best known for his Arthur trilogy (The Seeing Stone, At The Crossing Places and King of the Middle March) published by Orion, which have been translated into 25 languages and sold over 2 million copies.

He is the author of the classic retelling of Beowulf and The Penguin Book of Norse Myths and is a well-known poet and Anglo-Saxon translator. Heartsong, a story of an orphan tutored by Vivaldi in Venice, was published by Orchard.

Kevin’s recent work includes two Norse anthologies for children, Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki and Norse Tales: Stories from Across the Rainbow Bridge. illustrated by Jeffrey Alan Love and published by Walker (UK) and Candlewick (US). A collector’s edition of his Norse Myths was published by The Folio Society.

Praise for Norse Myths

“It is spectacular and enjoyable, as well as essential cultural bedrock.’ – The Sunday Times 

Norse Myths […] will delight both the newcomer and the Norse aficionado, instantly immersing its reader in the tragedy and treachery synonymous with the Scandinavian pantheon. Crossley-Holland’s well-forged words, which feel as right in the mind as a swords hilt in the hand, are the perfect medium for these bloody, compelling tales, with their rich poetry […]interleaved with Jeffrey Alan Love’s iron-dark, silhouetted images.’ – The Guardian 



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