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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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Sheffield Novel Slam 2021 – winner announced

Find out who won the Sheffield Novel Slam 2021, for which I was one of the five judges.
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