Malorie Blackman has written over 70 books for children and young adults, including the highly acclaimed Noughts & Crosses series, Thief, her science fiction thriller Chasing the Stars and most recently, the fifth novel in her Noughts & Crosses sequence, Crossfire, published by Penguin Random House Children’s in summer 2019.
Malorie has written for the eleventh series of Doctor Who, starring Jodie Whittaker, 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 in 2019.
Her work has also been adapted for TV with the 6 part adaptation of Pig-Heart Boy winning a BAFTA. The recent TV series Noughts + Crosses was produced by Mammoth Screen for BBC One.
A stage adaptation of Noughts & Crosses, by Pilot Theatre, ran from February – May 2019, under the direction of Sabrina Mahfouz. It is also scheduled to run in Autumn/Winter 2020.
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.
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