Sheffield Book Award

Think Sheffield . . . can’t help but think but think steel.

That’s what I think Ruby is made of . . . so I am deeply chuffed to hear that The Rain has made it to the Sheffield Children’s Book Award shortlist.

My sister and my brother now live in Yorkshire. We came from Liverpool. Before that, we came from England, Ireland and Poland.

This – to me – is how Britain is. An island of immigrants – since prehistory! We’re an alloy. We’re steel!

Honoured to be included on the shortlist of an award voted for by young people: Sheffield Book Award poster


Was worried this post would sound like a weird election manifesto . . . sorry about that.