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The award-winning, best-selling author

Berlie Doherty is the author of the best-selling novel, Street Child, and over 60 more books for children, teenagers and adults, and has written many plays for radio, theatre and television. She has been translated into over twenty languages and has won many awards, including the Carnegie medal for both Granny Was a Buffer Girl and Dear Nobody, and the Writers’ Guild Award for both Daughter of the Sea and the theatre version of Dear Nobody. She has three children and seven grandchildren, and lives in the Derbyshire Peak District with Alan James Brown. Her most recent books are Far From Home and Joe and the Dragonosaurus. Her latest novel The Haunted Hills will be published in 2022.

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My latest news

Guest posts on Brian Moses’ blog, Writers Review and South Yorkshire NHS

This month I contributed guest posts to Brian Moses’ poetry blog, Writers Review, where I reviewed Kate Grenville's ‘A Room Made of Leaves', and the South Yorkshire NHS website.
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MY NEW WEBSITE, now with a blog!

My lovely new website features lots of new background information, teaching material and suggestions for creative writing. I hope you’ll enjoy exploring it!
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My latest blog posts

Jim Jarvis meets Dr Barnardo

Dr Thomas Barnardo meets Jim Jarvis – useful information for teachers presenting my novel Street Child as a KS2 book in schools.
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‘Small in the City’ by Sydney Smith – Greenaway winner 2021

My review of the 2021 Greenaway Medal winner, ‘Small in the City’ by Canadian author and illustrator Sydney Smith.
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Main photo: Richard Harland Photography

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