Malorie Blackman - Author Picture

Malorie Blackman - Author

Children's Laureate 2013-2015

Malorie Blackman had a variety of jobs before she became a full time writer and spent many years working as a Database Manager for Reuters travelling extensively within Europe and the United States.

After 82 rejection letters, her first novel, Not So Stupid!, was a selected title for the 1991 Feminist Book Fortnight, and Malorie participated in the first BBC TV Black Women’s Screenwriting Workshop in 1991. She has written a number of books for young readers including the Whizziwig series, which have been dramatised successfully for children’s television.

Her dystopian novel series Noughts and Crosses has won the Children’s Book Award, and she has twice won the Young Telegraph/Gimme 5 Award (for Hacker and Thief!) – the only author to have done so. Malorie writes across a range of subjects for children and teens, addressing diverse and sensitive issues.

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2008 Malorie received an OBE for her contribution to children’s literature and was awarded the prestigious Eleanor Farjeon award in 2005.

Malorie was selected as the Waterstones Children's Laureate in June 2013 taking over from Julia Donaldson. She will remain in the post for the next 2 years. The title of Children’s Laureate is awarded to an acclaimed author or illustrator in acknowledgment of their outstanding contribution to their field, and Malorie is the eighth recipient of this honour.

She lives in South London.

If you like Malorie Blackman you might also like to read books by Nigel Hinton, Jamila Gavin and Benjamin Zephaniah.

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Reader ReviewedChasing the Stars
Malorie Blackman
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2016 | May 2016 Book of the Month An innovative, ambitious page-turner in which the inimitable Malorie Blackman has entwined two of her great...
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Format: Hardback | Released 21/04/2016
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Peace Maker
Malorie Blackman - illustrated by Matthew Griffin
In a short book of less than 80 pages Malorie Blackman delivers an exciting, incisive story with a credible, interesting central character and powerful message about the importance of taking a stand and fighting for what you believe in. Michela...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/04/2016
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Noughts and Crosses Graphic Novel
Malorie Blackman - illustrated by John Aggs
This is the long-awaited graphic novel adaptation of one of the most influential, critically acclaimed and original novels of all time, from multi-award-winning Malorie Blackman. Michael Rosen on a compelling favourite: "A book that dared to go where no one...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/1970
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Contact
Malorie Blackman - illustrated by Paul Fisher
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 7+ Malorie Blackman is adept at writing thought-provoking books as full of ideas as they are of action and adventure. This futuristic drama is set in a world where humans are banned from touching one...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2015
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Robot Girl
Malorie Blackman - illustrated by Matthew Griffin
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+ When it comes to writing involving, thought-provoking page-turners, Malorie Blackman is unbeatable. In this short novel in Barrington Stoke's dyslexia-friendly format, she's returns to one of her favourite themes and turns the readers' perception...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/02/2015
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Love Hurts
Malorie Blackman
February 2015 Short Story Collection of the Month Malorie Blackman has compiled a collection of short stories from some of the best young adult authors writing today. For anyone who has ever loved and lost - and loved again -...
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Format: Paperback | Released 29/01/2015
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Betsey Biggalow is Here!
Malorie Blackman
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. Join Betsey on four short, sun-filled adventures as she learns...
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Format: Paperback | Released 08/05/2014
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Reader ReviewedMy Friend's a Gris-Kwok
Malorie Blackman - illustrated by Andy Rowland
One of our Dyslexia Friendly Books of the Year 2013 - Interest Age 5-8+ Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman tells a laugh-out-load story in this babysitting tale with a difference. When Mike pops round to see his friends Alex he discovers...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/09/2013
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The Noble Conflict
Malorie Blackman
Best-known for Noughts & Crosses, the newly appointed Children's Laureate's latest book is as thought provoking as ever. Here, society has been torn apart by war. The Guardians keep the city peaceful by keeping out the rebels. Kaspar is honoured...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/01/1970
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Jon For Short
Malorie Blackman - illustrated by Vladimir Stankovic
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 7 Prize-winning Malorie Blackman shows off her dark side in this is dramatic nightmare story. Briefly told in easy to read text, a fourteen year old recounts a grisly hospital experience in which he...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/03/2013
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Hostage
Malorie Blackman - illustrated by Derek Brazell
Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. Brand new cover for this gripping adventure story by top author Malorie Blackman. Particularly suitable for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers. This book is also...
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Format: Paperback | Released 14/02/2012
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Boys Don't Cry
Malorie Blackman
Shortlisted for the prestigious Sheffield Children's Book Award 2011 Best-selling author Malorie Blackman has an exceptional ability to see the world from a teenager's angle. With his stellar A-level results in his hand, Dante has a great future mapped out...
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Format: Paperback | Released 28/04/2011
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Boys Don't Cry
Malorie Blackman
Shortlisted for the prestigious Sheffield Children's Book Award 2011 Best-selling author Malorie Blackman has an exceptional ability to see the world from a teenager's angle. With his stellar A-level results in his hand, Dante has a great future mapped out...
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Format: Hardback | Released 28/10/2010
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Double Cross
Malorie Blackman
This thrilling new title in award winning Malorie Blackman's cleverly observed series, which began with Noughts and Crosses, captures the drama and potential violence of growing up – especially in a world where the Noughts are willing to use violence...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2009
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Double Cross
Malorie Blackman
Thrilling and thoughtful, Double Cross adds a fourth instalment to Malorie Blackman's acclaimed Noughts and Crosses sequence. Following in her parent's footsteps, Callie Rose is determined to fight for equality between races and the kind of society she believes in....
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/11/2008
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The Stuff of Nightmares
Malorie Blackman
Shortlisted for the Young Minds Book Prize 2009. Fast-paced and terrifying The Stuff of Nightmares is about the demons lurking in ones past that come back to haunt. The reader is taken on a chilling journey as we follow...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2008
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The Stuff Of Nightmares
Malorie Blackman
Fast-paced and terrifying The Stuff of Nightmares is about the demons lurking in ones past that come back to haunt. The reader is taken on a chilling journey as we follow schoolboy Kyle, whose terrible nightmares suddenly turn real and...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/10/2007
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Unheard Voices
Malorie Blackman
A powerful anthology of poetry and prose that allows the unheard voices of those subjected to slavery to reach out from the past to the present. Benjamin Zephaniah, John Agard, James Berry, Catherine Johnson and Grace Nichols are among the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/02/2007
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Checkmate
Malorie Blackman
At last the book to tie up the loose ends of the Noughts and Crosses sequence and it certainly doesn't disappoint in anyway. The originality of the plot is breathtaking and the characters superbly drawn. You'll be gripped to the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2006
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Noughts and Crosses
Malorie Blackman
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. Michael Rosen on a compelling favourite: "A book that dared...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2006
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Tell Me No Lies
Malorie Blackman
This explosive thriller will have you on the edge of your seat right up until the last page. Full of secrets and deception, jealousy and friendship the storyline and the brilliantly portrayed characters will have you utterly gripped as to...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2006
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Knife Edge
Malorie Blackman
The terrific sequel to Noughts and Crosses and continues the story of Sephy and Callum and their families. Full of mystery, suspense, romance and even murder, you'll go through numerous different emotions when you read it but in the end...
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Format: Paperback | Released 30/06/2005
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Ellie, and the Cat!
Malorie Blackman
A terrific and, you could say, terrifying 'tail' that will ensure any child who reads it will think twice before being rude or act like a spoilt child again or they might be turned into a cat!!! Heaven forbid.
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/01/2005
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Pig Heart Boy
Malorie Blackman
Cameron's operation is risky. Very risky. He needs a new heart and the best match comes from an unusual source - a pig. A pig heart transplant has never been done before. It may not work out and it's controversial...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/02/2004
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Blue Banana: Sinclair the Wonder Bear
Malorie Blackman - illustrated by Deborah Allwright
This is a Blue Banana title, perfect for developing readers who, either alone or in shared reading, are able to enjoy a single story. Featuring Sinclair, the Wonder Bear readers can join him as he flies all over the world...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2003
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Operation Gadgetman!
Malorie Blackman
A brilliant mystery that will appeal to both boys and girls. A wild and wacky invention along with its inventor gets into the wrong hands and those close to it are in trouble. Bean's spykit just might come in handy.
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Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 14/11/2002
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The Monster Crisp-Guzzler
Malorie Blackman
A brilliant story that will have school kids laughing their way through it for it features a teacher who turns into a dragon when she eats crisps. All sorts of exciting adventures result. You’ll be left gasping for breath.
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2002
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Snow Dog
Malorie Blackman
A delightfully charming and gentle story about a child wanting a dog and her parents saying no. Instead, she and grandad make a dog, a snow-dome dog, and something magical happens.
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Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 06/08/2001
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