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Malorie Blackman (Film and TV rights)

About Malorie Blackman (Film and TV rights)

Malorie Blackman has written over 70 books for children and young adults, including the highly acclaimed NOUGHTS & CROSSES, which was was voted as one of The 100 Greatest Children’s Books of All Time in a 2023 BBC Culture Poll (one of only fourteen books published in the 21st Century to make the list).

Malorie has written for the eleventh series of DOCTOR WHO co-writing the episode ROSA with Chris Chibnall. This episode won TV Show of the Year for ‘making a positive social impact’ at the inaugural Visionary Honours at BAFTA. Her work has also been adapted for TV, including with the BAFTA winning 6 part adaptation of PIG-HEART BOY, and NOUGHTS + CROSSES for BBC One. NOUGHTS & CROSSES has also been adapted for stage by Pilot Theatre and was the Winner of Excellence in Touring, UK Theatre Awards 2019. A new stage adaptation of PIG-HEART BOY is set to premiere at the Unicorn Theatre in 2025 in co-production with Sheffield Theatres and Children’s Touring Partnership.

In 2005, Malorie was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her distinguished contribution to the world of children’s books. In 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children’s literature and, between 2013 and 2015, she was the Children’s Laureate. Malorie’s autobiography JUST SAYIN’: MY LIFE IN WORDS published from Merky Books in 2022. Full of life lessons, this is a deeply personal and vividly compelling look at an incredible life which defied expectations and inspired a generation.