Malorie Blackman

Hugely popular children's author and Waterstones Children's Laureate.

Malorie Blackman

Biography

Date of birth: 08 February 1962

Malorie Blackman is acknowledged as one of today's most imaginative and convincing writers for young readers. Her most well-known work is the Noughts & Crosses series following the lives of two teenagers in a racist dystopia. The first in the series, Noughts & Crosses, was one of the twenty titles handed out for World Book Night 2013 and was listed at 61st place in the BBC's 2003 survey to find 'the Nation’s Best-Loved Book'. She has also written scripts for television including episodes of the classic children’s TV series, Byker Grove.

She was awarded an OBE in 2008 and in 2013 she succeeded Julia Donaldson as the Waterstones Children's Laureate. She lives in Kent with her husband and daughter

Book and writing awards

W H Smith Mind Boggling Book of the Year Award 1994 (Hacker), Carnegie Medal shortlist 1997 (Pig-Heart Boy), Red House Children's Book Award 2002 (Noughts & Crosses).

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Michael Morpurgo, Anne Fine and Kevin Brooks.

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Noble Conflict

Noble Conflict

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Years after a violent war destroyed much of the world, Kaspar has grown up in a society based on peace and harmony. But beyond the city walls, a vicious band of rebels are plotting to tear this peace apart. It is up to the Guardians - an elite...
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Noughts and Crosses: Book 1 - Noughts and Crosses 1

Noughts and Crosses: Book 1 - Noughts and Crosses 1 (Paperback)

by Malorie Blackman

Format: Paperback 512 pages
Published: 08/08/2006
Publisher: Corgi Childrens

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Sephy is a Cross - a member of the dark-skinned ruling class. Callum is a nought - a 'colourless' member of the underclass who were once... Read more

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Knife Edge: Book 2 - Noughts and Crosses 2

Knife Edge: Book 2 - Noughts and Crosses 2 (Paperback)

by Malorie Blackman

Format: Paperback 416 pages
Published: 30/06/2005
Publisher: Corgi Childrens

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WHEN TRUTH AND JUSTICE ARE NO LONGER BLACK AND WHITE ISSUES ...Sephy is a Cross, one of the privileged in a society where the ruling Crosses treat... Read more

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Checkmate: Book 3 - Noughts and Crosses 3

Checkmate: Book 3 - Noughts and Crosses 3 (Paperback)

by Malorie Blackman

Format: Paperback 528 pages
Published: 07/09/2006
Publisher: Corgi Childrens

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Can the future ever erase the past? Rose has a Cross mother and a nought father in a society where the pale-skinned noughts are treated as inferiors... Read more

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Double Cross: Book 4 - Noughts and Crosses 4

Double Cross: Book 4 - Noughts and Crosses 4 (Paperback)

by Malorie Blackman

Format: Paperback 448 pages
Published: 06/08/2009
Publisher: Corgi Childrens

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Just this once ...Please let me get away with it just this once ...Tobey wants a better life - for him and his girlfriend Callie Rose. He wants... Read more

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The Noble Conflict

The Noble Conflict (Hardback)

by Malorie Blackman

Format: Hardback 368 pages
Published: 06/06/2013
Publisher: Doubleday Children's Books

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Years after a violent war destroyed much of the world, Kaspar has grown up in a society based on peace and harmony. But beyond the city walls, a... Read more

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Jon For Short

Jon For Short (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback 96 pages
Published: 12/03/2013
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd

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Jon keeps waking up from a recurring bad dream to find that he is missing his arms and parts of his legs. Kept constantly sedated, as Jon's body... Read more

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Jack Sweettooth

Jack Sweettooth (Paperback)

by Malorie Blackman

Format: Paperback 96 pages
Published: 27/10/2007
Publisher: Young Corgi

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Jackson Winstanley Sweettooth (or Jack for short) is a mouse who lives with Matthew and the rest of the Bailey family. He gets the blame for a lot... Read more

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The Stuff of Nightmares

The Stuff of Nightmares (Paperback)

by Malorie Blackman

Format: Paperback 352 pages
Published: 03/07/2008
Publisher: Corgi Childrens

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Kyle has always been afraid of things, especially dying. But when he gets on the train that is taking him and his class on a school trip, he has no... Read more

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Ellie, and the Cat! (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback 96 pages
Published: 06/01/2005
Publisher: Orchard Books

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Ellie is the rudest, most spoilt child her grandma has ever met. So Grandma, who is a little bit magic, decides to teach her a lesson and switches... Read more

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Cloud Busting

Cloud Busting (Paperback)

by Malorie Blackman

Format: Paperback 176 pages
Published: 01/09/2005
Publisher: Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)

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Despite his Mum's insistence, Sam doesn't want to be friends with Davey, he thinks Davey's a first class, grade A, top of the dung heap... Read more

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Dead Gorgeous

Dead Gorgeous (Paperback)

by Malorie Blackman

Format: Paperback 256 pages
Published: 07/08/2003
Publisher: Corgi Childrens

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When the mysterious stranger shows up at Nova's parents' hotel, she thinks her luck has changed - until she realizes she's the only one... Read more

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The Monster Crisp-Guzzler

The Monster Crisp-Guzzler (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback 64 pages
Published: 07/06/2012
Publisher: Corgi Pups

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At her new school, Mira discovers she has a very unusual teacher - a teacher who turns into a real-life dragon when she eats crisps! This comes in... Read more

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Snow Dog

Snow Dog (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback 80 pages
Published: 27/02/2014
Publisher: Corgi Pups

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"It's going to be woof-onderful!" There is nothing Nicky wants more in the world than a dog to play with. But Mum and Dad don't... Read more

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Tell Me No Lies

Tell Me No Lies (Paperback)

by Malorie Blackman

Format: Paperback 208 pages
Published: 04/08/2006
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

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Gemma longs for her lost mother, taking comfort from the cuttings in her scrapbook; pictures of mothers who loved their children come what may. Mike... Read more

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Dangerous Reality

Dangerous Reality (Paperback)

by Malorie Blackman

Format: Paperback 176 pages
Published: 05/02/2004
Publisher: Corgi Childrens

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So your mum's this brilliant scientist. She's just invented the most awesome Artificial Intelligence system. Its virtual world is the... Read more

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Hostage

Hostage (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback 72 pages
Published: 14/02/2012
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd

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Brand new package for this gripping adventure story by top author Malorie Blackman. Blindfolded. Alone. Afraid. No idea where she is or what will ... Read more

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Pig Heart Boy

Pig Heart Boy (Paperback)

by Malorie Blackman

Format: Paperback 256 pages
Published: 05/02/2004
Publisher: Corgi Childrens

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You're thirteen. All you want is a normal life. But most normal kids don't need heart transplants. So there's this doctor. He says... Read more

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Space Race

Space Race (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback 80 pages
Published: 27/02/2014
Publisher: Corgi Pups

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Five...four...three...two...one. Lift-off! What can Lizzie do when big-headed Jake challenges her to a race in space? She's got to beat him. But... Read more

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The Deadly Dare Mysteries

The Deadly Dare Mysteries (Paperback)

by Malorie Blackman

Format: Paperback 400 pages
Published: 01/09/2005
Publisher: Corgi Childrens

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In Deadly Dare, there's a new craze at Theo and Ricky's school. The rules are simple: write a dare, put it in the bag and take turns to pick... Read more

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Thief!

Thief! (Paperback)

by Malorie Blackman

Format: Paperback 240 pages
Published: 05/02/2004
Publisher: Corgi Childrens

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You're the new girl in school. You're just trying to fit in - and it's not working. Then someone accuses you of theft, and you think... Read more

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Operation Gadgetman!

Operation Gadgetman! (Paperback)

by Malorie Blackman

Format: Paperback 240 pages
Published: 03/01/1998
Publisher: Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)

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Beans calls her dad 'Gadgetman' because of the weird and wonderful gadgets he comes up with - everything from exploding biscuits to Spy... Read more

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Hacker

Hacker (Paperback)

by Malorie Blackman

Format: Paperback 240 pages
Published: 05/02/2004
Publisher: Corgi Childrens

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MESSAGE: THIS IS THE SYSTEM OPERATOR. WHO IS USING THIS ACCOUNT? PLEASE IDENTIFY YOURSELF ...When Vicky's father is arrested, accused of... Read more

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Trust Me

Trust Me (Paperback)

by Malorie Blackman

Format: Paperback 352 pages
Published: 31/01/2013
Publisher: Corgi Childrens

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Seventeen-year-old Jayna wishes she could spend every second of the day with Andrew. He's her first love, and he understands her like nobody... Read more

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Boys Don't Cry

Boys Don't Cry (Paperback)

by Malorie Blackman

Format: Paperback 320 pages
Published: 28/04/2011
Publisher: Corgi Childrens

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In Boys Don't Cry, bestselling author Malorie Blackman explores the unchartered territory of teenage fatherhood. You're waiting for the... Read more

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Heart Break Girl

Heart Break Girl (Hardback)

by Malorie Blackman

Format: Hardback 400 pages
Published: 01/01/2098
Publisher: Doubleday Children's Books

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Something happened to Mel when she was just a little girl; something that ripped her family apart, that she's never been able to forget, that... Read more

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Whizziwig and Whizziwig Returns Omnibus (Paperback)

by Malorie Blackman

Format: Paperback 336 pages
Published: 05/05/2005
Publisher: Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)

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Whizziwig is a small, furry alien who has crash-landed on Earth and ended up on top of Ben's wardrobe. Once Ben has recovered from the shock of... Read more

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