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Tony Bradman

About Tony Bradman

Tony Bradman is an award-winning writer of many children’s books, a well known editor with a particular focus on diversity and finding new voices, and a respected book reviewer. Tony has written for children of all ages – poetry and picture books, beginner readers.

Tony has written a lot of historical fiction which has been very successful in schools, particularly VIKING BOY and ANGLO-SAXON BOY, with the latest ROMAN BOY (Walker) published in 2024. Tony has edited many anthologies of short stories and poetry, and has been a lead author (‘show runner’) and series editor for educational reading schemes such as PROJECT X (OUP). He also came up with the idea the highly successful Scholastic series VOICES, a series of novels that about hidden communities in Britain’s written by authors such as Patrice Lawrence, Bali Rai and Benjamin Zephaniah. Tony’s other publications include OPERATION BANANA and BRUNO AND FRIDA (Barrington Stoke), which won the Young Quills Award 2023 in the 7-10yrs category, as well as THE DIGITS (OUP) picture-book series featuring a group of number friends that make maths fun.

Tony has visited hundreds of schools (in the real world and virtually!) and appeared at all the major literary festivals. He’s happy to entertain children from nursery to lower secondary, and also talk to grown-ups about the writing process, stories, children’s books and his passion for history.