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Anthony McGowan - Author

Born in Manchester, Anthony McGowan went to school in Leeds. He has worked as a nightclub bouncer, civil servant, and Open University tutor in philosophy. He published
his first novel for teenagers, Hellbent, in 2005. It was described by The Times as ‘a brilliantly nauseating thriller’.

His other books for teenagers include Henry Tumour and The Knife that Killed Me, the film of which was released in 2013.

He lives in London

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

Photo credit Jerry Bauer

Featured Books, with extracts, by Anthony McGowan

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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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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