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Steven Camden - Author

About the Author

Steven Camden is a leading spoken-word poet, performing as Polarbear. He also writes radio plays, teaches storytelling in schools, and was a lead artist for The Ministry of Stories. Tape is his first novel. When you read it, you will find this hard to believe. Everything All At Once is a collection of original poems for teenagers and is his first collection for Macmillan Children's Books.

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Everything All at Once

Everything All at Once

Author: Steven Camden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/07/2018

*Winner of the 2019 CLiPPA award* An achingly beautiful collection of poems about one week in a secondary school where everything happens all at once. Zooming in across our cast of characters, we share moments that span everything from hoping to make it to the end of the week, facing it, fitting in, finding friends and falling out, to loving lessons, losing it, and worrying, wearing it well and worshipping from afar. In Everything All At Once, Steven Camden's poems speak to the kaleidoscope of teen experience and life at secondary school. 'All together. Same place. Same walls. Same space. Every emotion under the sun Faith lost. Victories won. It doesn't stop. Until the bell. Now it's heaven Now it's hell. Who knows? Not me I just wrote what I can see So what's it about? Here's my response It's about everything All at once.'

Nobody Real

Nobody Real

Author: Steven Camden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/01/2018

The Stunningly original new YA novel from renowned spoken-word poet Steven Camden, AKA PolarBear Marcie is real. With real problems. For years she has been hitching a ride on the train of her best friend Cara's life. Now there's only one more summer until they're off to uni together. Just like they planned. But Marcie has a secret, and time is running out for her to decide what she really wants. Years ago, Thor was also Marcie's friend before she cast him out, back to his own world. Time is running out for him too. If he doesn't make a decision soon, he's going to face the fade. But Thor is not real. And that's a real problem . . .

Tape

Tape

Author: Steven Camden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2016

TAPE is an outstanding debut. Told with crackling prose, shimmering with humour and deeply moving, it will haunt anyone who reads it... Record a voice and it lasts forever... In 1993, Ryan records a diary on an old tape. He talks about his mother's death, about his dreams, about his love for a new girl at school who doesn't even know he exists. In 2013, Ameliah moves in with her grandmother after her parents die. There, she finds a tape in the spare room. A tape with a boy's voice on it - a voice she can't quite hear, but which seems to be speaking to her. Ryan and Ameliah are connected by more than just a tape. This is their story.

It's About Love

It's About Love

Author: Steven Camden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/05/2015

Real life is messier than the movies. A bold, thought-provoking novel from the exceptionally talented, Steven Camden. He's Luke. She's Leia. Just like in Star Wars. Just like they're made for each other. Same film studies course, different backgrounds, different ends of town. Only this isn't a film. This is real life. This is where monsters from the past come back to take revenge. This is where you are sometimes the monster. And where the things we build to protect us, can end up doing the most harm...

Tape

Tape

Author: Steven Camden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/01/2015

TAPE is an outstanding debut. Told with crackling prose, shimmering with humour and deeply moving, it will haunt anyone who reads it... Record a voice and it lasts forever... In 1993, Ryan records a diary on an old tape. He talks about his mother's death, about his dreams, about his love for a new girl at school who doesn't even know he exists. In 2013, Ameliah moves in with her grandmother after her parents die. There, she finds a tape in the spare room. A tape with a boy's voice on it - a voice she can't quite hear, but which seems to be speaking to her. Ryan and Ameliah are connected by more than just a tape. This is their story.

Tape

Tape

Author: Steven Camden Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/01/2014

TAPE is an outstanding debut. Told with crackling prose, shimmering with humour and deeply moving, it will haunt anyone who reads it... Record a voice and it lasts forever... In 1993, Ryan records a diary on an old tape. He talks about his mother's death, about his dreams, about his love for a new girl at school who doesn't even know he exists. In 2013, Ameliah moves in with her grandmother after her parents die. There, she finds a tape in the spare room. A tape with a boy's voice on it - a voice she can't quite hear, but which seems to be speaking to her. Ryan and Ameliah are connected by more than just a tape. This is their story.

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