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Keith Gray - Author

31-year-old Keith was born and brought up in Grimsby and knew from an early age that he wanted to be a writer. When he received 0% for his accountancy exams he decided to pursue his dream. He has since gone on to win the Angus Book Award and the silver medal in the Smarties Prize. He has twice been shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize and was shortlisted for the Booktrust Teen Prize and the Scottish Arts Council Book Award. Rave reviews about his writing have appeared in every broadsheet. Keith was a judge for the Blue Peter Book Award, the Guardian Fiction Prize and the Kathleen Fiedler Award. He has just been asked to judge next year's Booktrust Teen Prize. He was recently interviewed on Radio 4 with Jacqueline Wilson about writing for teens, was featured on Live and Kicking, and his novel The Warehouse has been optioned for television. Keith is now a full-time writer living in Edinburgh.

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The Last Soldier
Keith Gray
Shortlisted for the Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2017 Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8 The Lost Soldier is lots of things: a genuinely creepy ghost story, and a gripping tale of loss, conflict, revenge and redemption. The ghost takes the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/05/2015
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The Return of Johnny Kemp
Keith Gray
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8+ A really gripping thriller for teenage boys. Short and fast-paced, it's the story of Johnny Kemp, a boy that no one is prepared to mess with, until that is, Dan manages to get him...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/11/2014
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You Killed Me!
Keith Gray
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8+ Award-winning Keith Gray tells a page-turning adventure with gusto and style. Comic-mad Toby wakes one morning to find a man with a badly beaten up head staring at him from the end of the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/01/2013
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Next
Keith Gray
June 2012 Book of the Month. Brilliantly written, each of the stories in this thought-provoking and surprisingly entertaining collection asks what happens next? Award winning authors including Malorie Blackman, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Philip Ardagh and Keith Grey explore the question, what...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/06/2012
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Ghosting
Keith Gray
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8+. A chilling and brilliant horror story, Ghosting tells how the make-believe of contacting the spirit world becomes horribly real for Sandy and her brother Nat. Taught by their Mum how to ‘talk' to the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 14/02/2012
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Ostrich Boys
Keith Gray
Shortlisted for the Teenage Book of the Year Award 2009, the Young Minds Book Prize 2009, the Carnegie Award 2009, for the 2008 Costa Children's Book Award and the Independent Booksellers' Book Prize 2010. A novel that so cleverly, almost...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2008
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The Chain
Keith Gray
Four sharply observed and cleverly linked short stories written in an easy to read style capture the complexities of life for Cal, Joe, Ben and Kate. Cal wants to stop being a good guy with top of the class grades....
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Format: Paperback | Released 22/01/2006
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