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Sarah Crossan - Author

Sarah Crossan is Irish. She graduated with a degree in philosophy and literature before training as an English and drama teacher at Cambridge University and has been working to promote creative writing in schools since. She teaches English at a small private school near New York. She completed her Masters in creative writing at the University of Warwick in 2003 and in 2010 received an Edward Albee Fellowship for writing.

Sarah is a judge at the first The National Literacy Poetry Prize: "Poetry is the first language we speak. When we are born, we own it and we love it but somehow, along the way, children turn away from this, the most primitive of languages. It's everyone's job to make sure children feel that poetry belongs to them - which is does."

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Reader ReviewedOne
Sarah Crossan
Winner of the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016. Joint Winner of the CLiPPA 2016 (CLPE Children's Poetry Award). Award-winning Sarah Crossan tells an astonishing and difficult story with the surest of touches in this tender, funny and life affirming...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Sarah Crossan
Winner of The Bookseller's 2016 prize for young adult fiction. Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016. Award-winning Sarah Crossan tells an astonishing and difficult story with the surest of touches in this tender, funny and life affirming book. Grace...
Lovereading Price: £8.79 - Saving £2.20 (20%) Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Hardback | Released 27/08/2015
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Reader ReviewedApple and Rain
Sarah Crossan
Winner of the Children's Book Award 2016, Books for Older Readers category - Longlisted for the 2015 Guardian Children's Book prize - Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal Apple is sure that one day her mother will return. And when...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/02/2015
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The Weight of Water
Sarah Crossan
Selected by a distinguished independent panel of experts including our editorial expert, Julia Eccleshare, for Diverse Voices - 50 of the best Children's Books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK. Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2013 The Weight...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/01/2013
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Breathe
Sarah Crossan
Mad Max for the eco-generation it's a superalative dystopian thriller about courage and freedom, with a love story at its heart. There are 'haves' and 'have nots' - those who can afford oxygen to live and those that can't. But...
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Format: Paperback | Released 11/10/2012
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The Weight of Water
Sarah Crossan
The Weight of Water is a startlingly original piece of fiction written in verse; most simply a brilliant coming of age story. First love, friendship and quiet courage combine in this spare and beautiful story that will leave you sad,...
Lovereading Price: £7.19 - Saving £1.80 (20%) Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/01/2012
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