Moira Young - Author

About the Author

Moira Young was born in 1959 in New Westminster, British Columbia, and is of Scots and Cornish descent. After graduating from the University of British Columbia with a degree in European History, she moved to the UK to attend The Drama Studio, gaining her equity card on the alternative comedy circuit in the mid-80s. She became a tap-dancing chorus girl in London’s West End, appearing in 'High Society', directed by Richard Eyre, before returning to Canada and retraining as an opera singer. In 1991, Moira won the Metropolitan Opera Regional Auditions in Western Canada and she has sung in opera throughout the UK and Europe.

Moira wrote her first book aged nine but after being bitten by the theatre bug, she didn’t take up writing again until 2003, when she enrolled on Elizabeth Hawkins’ Writing for Children course and workshop at the City Lit. In 2006, Moira moved to Bath, where she still lives with her husband, and worked at the Bath Chronicle as PA to the Editor. She is now a full-time writer and is currently working on Rebel Heart, the sequel to Blood Red Road. Blood Red Road won the 2011 Costa Children's Book Award and was optioned for film by Ridley Scott.

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Featured books by Moira Young

Raging Star

Raging Star

13+ readers

Author: Moira Young Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/04/2017

The final installment in the heart-stopping Dustlands trilogy, which began with the Costa Award-winning Blood Red Road and continued with Rebel Heart. Saba knows the price of violence. She has lost too much in the quest for freedom. Now she must decide if it's worth the fight. You can also find out the series by visiting www.facebook.com/BloodRedRoadBook  and moirayoung.com/dustlands-trilogy

Other books by Moira Young

Raging Star

Raging Star

13+ readers

Author: Moira Young Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/04/2017

The final installment in the heart-stopping Dustlands trilogy, which began with the Costa Award-winning Blood Red Road and continued with Rebel Heart. Saba knows the price of violence. She has lost too much in the quest for freedom. Now she must decide if it's worth the fight. You can also find out the series by visiting www.facebook.com/BloodRedRoadBook  and moirayoung.com/dustlands-trilogy

Blood Red Road

Blood Red Road

Author: Moira Young Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2011

A girl goes on an epic journey through a bleak landscape in the first book of this post-Apocalyptic trilogy. Saba has spent her whole life in Silverlake, a dried-up wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms. The Wrecker civilization has long been destroyed, leaving only landfills for Saba and her family to scavenge from. Thats fine by her, as long as her beloved twin brother Lugh is around. But when a monster sandstorm arrives, along with four cloaked horsemen, Sabas world is shattered. Lugh is captured, and Saba embarks on a quest to get him back.Suddenly thrown into the lawless, ugly reality of the world outside of desolate Silverlake, Saba is lost without Lugh to guide her. So perhaps the most surprising thing of all is what Saba learns about herself: she is a fierce fighter, an unbeatable survivor, and a cunning opponent. She has the power to take down a corrupt society from the inside. Teamed up with a handsome daredevil named Jack and a gang of girl revolutionaries called the Free Hawks, Saba stages a showdown that will change the course of her own civilization.Blood Red Road has a searing pace, a poetically minimal style, violent action, and an epic love story. Moira Young is one of the most promising and startling new voices in teen fiction.

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