Authors

About Our Authors

Catherine Barter Zillah Bethell Alice Broadway Stephanie Burgis Emma Carroll Lisa Drakeford T S Easton Maz Evans Simon James Green Karen Gregory Penny Joelson Elizabeth Laird Katherine Rundell Pam Smy Scarlett Thomas J R Wallis Lara Williamson Lisa Williamson

Since 2009 no fewer than 161 authors have had their books shortlisted. You can see them all listed below - who has appeared most often? (The year indicates the year of the award, not the year of publication.) Books which have won the award are shown in bold.

  • L J Adlington: The Glittering Eye (2010)
  • Catherine Barter: Troublemakers (2018)
  • Andrew Beasley: The Claws of Evil (2014)
  • Martyn Bedford: Flip (2012)
  • Zillah Bethell: The Extraordinary Colours of Auden Dare (2018)
  • Rachel Billington: Poppy's Hero (2013)
  • Peter Jay Black: Urban Outlaws (2015)
  • Malorie Blackman: Boys Don't Cry (2011)
  • Holly Bourne: The Manifesto on How to be Interesting (2015)
  • Tim Bowler: Playing Dead (2009)
  • Frank Cottrell Boyce: Cosmic (2009)
  • Sarah Rees Brennan: The Demon's Lexicon (2010)
  • Andy Briggs: Council of Evil (2009)
  • Alice Broadway: Ink (2018)
  • Kevin Brooks: Black Rabbit Summer (2009)
  • Celia Bryce: Anthem for Jackson Dawes (2014)
  • Peter Bunzl: Cogheart (2017)
  • Stephanie Burgis: The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart (2018)
  • Elen Caldecott: How Ali Ferguson Saved Houdini (2011), The Great Ice-Cream Heist (2014)
  • Steven Camden: Tape (2015)
  • Rachel Campbell-Johnston: The Child's Elephant (2014)
  • Emma Carroll: Letters from the Lighthouse (2018)
  • Sally Christie: The Icarus Show (2017)
  • Lucy Christopher: The Killing Woods (2014), Stolen (2010)
  • Cat Clarke: The Lost and the Found (2016)
  • Steve Cole: Invisible Inc. (2017)
  • Jo Cotterill: A Library of Lemons (2017)
  • Gillian Cross: After Tomorrow (2014)
  • Sarah Crossan: One (2016)
  • Keren David: Salvage (2015)
  • Katie Davies: The Great Hamster Massacre (2011)
  • Ben Davis: The Private Blog of Joe Cowley (2015)
  • Narinder Dhami: Bang, Bang, You're Dead (2010)
  • Emily Diamand: Ways to See a Ghost (2014)
  • Julia Donaldson: Running on the Cracks (2010)
  • Siobhan Dowd: The London Eye Mystery (2009)
  • Jenny Downham: Before I Die (2009)
  • Paul Dowswell: Sektion 20 (2012)
  • Lisa Drakeford: The Crash (2018)
  • Kerry Drewery: A Brighter Fear (2013)
  • Phil Earle: Saving Daisy (2013), Demolition Dad (2016)
  • T S Easton: Girls Can't Hit (2018)
  • T. S. Easton: Boys Don't Knit (2015)
  • Jane Elson: A Room Full of Chocolate (2015)
  • Maz Evans: Who Let the Gods Out? (2018)
  • Kieran Fanning: The Black Lotus (2016)
  • Liz Flanagan: Eden Summer (2017)
  • Teresa Flavin: The Blackhope Enigma (2011)
  • C J Flood: Infinite Sky (2014)
  • Janet Foxley: Muncle Trogg (2012)
  • Pauline Francis: A World Away (2009)
  • David Gatward: The Dead (2011)
  • Alan Gibbons: The Trap (2017), Scared to Death (2009)
  • Julia Golding: Mel Foster and the Demon Butler (2016)
  • Harriet Goodwin: Gravenhunger (2012)
  • Candy Gourlay: Tall Story (2011)
  • Helen Grant: The Glass Demon (2011)
  • Caroline Green: Cracks (2013)
  • Simon James Green: Noah Can't Even (2018)
  • Karen Gregory: Countless (2018)
  • Matt Haig: Shadow Forest (2009), Echo Boy (2015), The Radleys (2011)
  • Rachel Hamilton: The Case of the Exploding Loo (2015)
  • Sarah Hammond: The Night Sky in my Head (2013)
  • Charlotte Haptie: Granny Grabbers' Whizz Bang World (2013)
  • Kiran Millwood Hargrave: The Girl of Ink and Stars (2017)
  • M G Harris: Invisible City (2009)
  • A. F. Harrold: The Imaginary (2015)
  • Sam Hawksmoor: The Repossession (2013)
  • Julie Hearn: Wreckers (2012)
  • Lisa Heathfield: Seed (2016)
  • J A Henderson: Colony (2010)
  • Sam Hepburn: If You Were Me (2016)
  • Chris Higgins: A Perfect Ten (2009)
  • F E Higgins: The Eyeball Collector (2010)
  • Christopher William Hill: Osbert the Avenger (2014)
  • Will Hill: Department 19 (2012)
  • Fleur Hitchcock: Murder in Midwinter (2017)
  • Edward Hogan: Daylight Saving (2013)
  • L P Howarth: Bodyswap: The Boy who was 84 (2010)
  • Tom Hoyle: Thirteen (2015)
  • Leo Hunt: 13 Days of Midnight (2016)
  • William Hussey: Dawn of the Demontide (2011)
  • Curtis Jobling: Rise of the Wolf (2012), Max Helsing, Monster Hunter (2017)
  • Penny Joelson: I Have No Secrets (2018)
  • Catherine Johnson: A Nest of Vipers (2009)
  • Jane Johnson: Gold Seekers (2012)
  • Pete Johnson: The TV Time Travellers (2010)
  • Gareth P Jones: Death or Ice Cream? (2017)
  • Damian Kelleher: Life, Interrupted (2010)
  • Ally Kennen: Quarry (2012)
  • Jeff Kinney: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2009)
  • Elizabeth Laird: Welcome to Nowhere (2018)
  • Nick Lake: Hostage Three (2014)
  • Tanya Landman: Mondays are Murder (2010)
  • Patrice Lawrence: Orangeboy (2017)
  • M. G. Leonard: Beetle Boy (2017)
  • Gill Lewis: Sky Hawk (2012), Gorilla Dawn (2016)
  • Rob Lloyd Jones: Wild Boy (2014)
  • Tim Lott: How to Be Invisible (2014)
  • Mark Lowery: Socks are not Enough (2013)
  • Sophie McKenzie: Time Train to the Blitz (2011), Blood Ties (2009)
  • Paul Magrs: Diary of a Doctor Who Addict (2011)
  • Gemma Malley: The Declaration (2009)
  • Zoë Marriott: Shadows on the Moon (2012)
  • Conrad Mason: The Demon's Watch (2013)
  • Simon Mason: Moon Pie (2012)
  • David Massey: Torn (2013)
  • Jon Mayhew: Mortlock (2011)
  • Jane McLoughlin: The Crowham Martyrs (2016)
  • Fletcher Moss: The Poison Boy (2014)
  • Tamsyn Murray: Instructions for a Second-Hand Heart (2017)
  • Sarah Mussi: Siege (2014)
  • Joanna Nadin: Joe All Alone (2016)
  • Andrew Newbound: Demon Strike (2011)
  • Andrew Norriss: Jessica's Ghost (2016)
  • Peadar O'Guilin: The Call (2017)
  • Louise O'Neill: Asking for It (2016)
  • William Osborne: Hitler's Angel (2013)
  • Simon Packham: Silenced (2013)
  • Hilton Pashley: Gabriel's Clock (2015)
  • Michelle Paver: Gods and Warriors (2013)
  • Bryony Pearce: Angel's Fury (2012)
  • Sarah Pinborough: 13 Minutes (2017)
  • Annabel Pitcher: Ketchup Clouds (2014), My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece (2012)
  • Laura Powell: Burn Mark (2013)
  • S L Powell: Fifty Fifty (2012)
  • Chris Priestley: The Dead of Winter (2011)
  • Bali Rai: Web of Darkness (2015), City of Ghosts (2010)
  • Alison Rattle: The Quietness (2014)
  • Paula Rawsthorne: Blood Tracks (2014), The Truth About Celia Frost (2012)
  • Celia Rees: Sovay (2010)
  • Katherine Rundell: The Explorer (2018), The Wolf Wilder (2016)
  • Christine and Christopher Russell: The Quest of the Warrior Sheep (2011)
  • Kate Saunders: Magicalamity (2012)
  • Alex Scarrow: Remade (2017)
  • Marcus Sedgwick: The Kiss of Death (2009), Fright Forest (2013)
  • Dave Shelton: Thirteen Chairs (2015)
  • Kim Slater: A Seven Letter Word (2017), Smart (2015)
  • Holly Smale: Geek Girl (2014)
  • Pam Smy: Thornhill (2018)
  • David Solomons: My Brother is a Superhero (2016)
  • Andy Stanton: The Story of Matthew Buzzington (2010)
  • Laura Summers: Desperate Measures (2011)
  • William Sutcliffe: Circus of Thieves and the Raffle of Doom (2015)
  • Teri Terry: Slated (2013)
  • Scarlett Thomas: Dragon's Green (2018)
  • Kate Thompson: Creature of the Night (2009)
  • Di Toft: Wolven (2010)
  • Jenny Valentine: Broken Soup (2009), Fire Colour One (2016), The Double Life of Cassiel Roadnight (2011)
  • Steve Voake: Dark Woods (2012), Blood Hunters (2010)
  • Mark Walden: Earthfall (2013)
  • J R Wallis: The Boy with One Name (2018)
  • Rupert Wallis: The Dark Inside (2015)
  • Rachel Ward: Numbers (2010)
  • L A Weatherly: Angel (2011)
  • L. A. Weatherly: Broken Sky (2017)
  • Lara Williamson: Just Call Me Spaghetti-Hoop Boy (2018), A Boy Called Hope (2015)
  • Lisa Williamson: All About Mia (2018)
  • Lisa Willliamson: The Art of Being Normal (2016)
  • Katherine Woodfine: The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow (2016)
  • Chris Wooding: Malice (2010)