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Anthony McGowan - Author

Anthony McGowan has written several young adult novels including Hellbent, Henry Tumour, The Knife That Killed Me, the last of which was adapted into a highly acclaimed flm in 2014. Anthony has also written widely for younger children, including the award-winning Donut Diaries series, and Einstein’s Underpants, which was short-listed for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. His upcoming novel, The Art of Failing, is due to come out later this year. He lives in London.

Q & A video: Anthony answers questions about his book, Willard Price: Leopard Adventure.

Photo credit Jerry Bauer

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Rook
Anthony McGowan
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8 A poignant, beautifully written novella about growing up and family. A companion piece to the hugely successful Brock and Pike, McGowan warms hearts once more with the adventures of Nicky and Kenny....
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/06/2017
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The Fall
Anthony McGowan - illustrated by Staffan Gnosspelius
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8+. Powerful novel by an award-winning author, charting a boy's harrowing schooldays in a sink estate in Liverpool. Two's company and three's a crowd, one has got to go. This is a terrifically taut and...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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Reader ReviewedPike
Anthony McGowan - illustrated by Staffan Gnosspelius
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8+ Not a word is wasted in this fine novel. On one level it is a thriller: fishing on Bacon Pond Nicky spots a glint of gold in its murky depths, and recognises the Rolex owned...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/05/2015
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Python Adventure
Anthony McGowan
Python Adventure is the next authorised Willard Price book by award-winning author Anthony McGowan, for 8+ readers looking for action, adventure and animals!
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/03/2014
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Hello Darkness
Anthony McGowan
A darkly comic psychological thriller with a noir twist from an award-winning author.
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/09/2013
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Willard Price: Bear Adventure
Anthony McGowan
Bear Adventure is the next authorised Willard Price book by award-winning author Anthony McGowan, for 8+ readers looking for action, adventure and animals!
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/07/2013
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Brock
Anthony McGowan
Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2014 - One of our Dyslexia Friendly Books of the Year 2013 - Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8+ Nicky knows he must do everything in his power to save the innocent and brave badger....
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/06/2013
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Willard Price: Shark Adventure
Anthony McGowan
Shark Adventure is an authorised Willard Price book by award-winning author Anthony McGowan, for 8+ readers. Full of action, adventure and animals!
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/01/2013
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Willard Price: Leopard Adventure
Anthony McGowan
There's an adventure, animals and action in the first authorized Willard Price book by award-winning author Anthony McGowan, for 8+ readers. Over 5 million copies of the original Adventure series by Willard Price were sold and this new book is...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2012
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The Fall
Anthony McGowan
Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 8+. Powerful novel by an award-winning author, charting a boy's harrowing schooldays in a sink estate in Liverpool. Two's company and three's a crowd, one has got to go. This is a terrifically taut and...
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Format: Paperback | Released 21/05/2011
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Einstein's Underpants - And How They Saved the World
Anthony McGowan
Michael Rosen: 'A crazy adventure set amongst the kids you don't want to know but who this book makes you really, really care about."This is one of Michael's chosen favourite books. A World Book Day 'Recommended Read' for 2011....
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2010
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Einstein's Underpants
Anthony McGowan
A brilliantly funny and utterly inventive tale of useless superheroes and disgusting aliens from the acclaimed Anthony McGowan, ideal for boys of 9-11.
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2010
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The Knife That Killed Me
Anthony McGowan
February 2010 Guest Editor Robert Muchamore on The Knife that Killed Me. I've always answered every fan who e-mails me. Questions about me or my books are easy enough to answer (yes we're working on a CHERUB...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/04/2008
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Henry Tumour
Anthony McGowan
Winner of the Booktrust teenage prize in 2006, Henry Tumour is exceedingly funny, compulsive, thought-provoking, challenging, dark and tragic by turns. As Mal Peet, another author of brilliant teenage fiction said, ‘Henry Tumour is a boisterous, anarchic, frequently vulgar comedy....
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2007
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