Richard Kurti is a successful freelance director and screenwriter who has worked with Universal, Miramax and Laika amongst others. He has recently started writing young adult fiction and his first book Monkey Wars was published by Walker. It was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal , shortlisted for the UKLA Book Awards and won the Coventry Inspiration Award.

His second title, Maladapted, was also published by Walker.

Praise for Monkey Wars

Full of espionage, double agents, conspiracy, lies, action and general excitement, not to mention humour, there’s nothing to dislike about this book! ― Carrier Pigeon Reviews

Strikingly original — Anthony Horowitz

The strength of the novel lies in Kurti’s skill in creating an animal world of utter credibility, easily as subtle, complex and devious as our own. ― Irish Times

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