Authors

Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy

Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy met while earning MFAs in Writing for Children & Young Adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts. In 2015 they co-founded Rainbow Boxes, which crowdsourced enough money to send inclusive fiction to shelters and community libraries in every US state. Every spring they host the only LGBTQIA #ownvoices YA &…
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Barry Marshall & Bernard Caleo

DR BARRY MARSHALL won the 2005 Nobel Prize for Medicine, with Robin Warren, for discovering that stomach ulcers can be caused by bacteria and can be treated with antibiotics. He experimented on himself to prove their theory.
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Junot Díaz

Junot Díaz was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Drown; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and This Is How You Lose Her, a New York Times bestseller and…
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Jennifer Roy

Jennifer Roy is the author of 40 books, including the highly acclaimed Yellow Star, which won a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature and a School Library Journal Best Book. She is also the author of Cordially Uninvited and Mindblind. Ali Fadhil grew up in Basra, Iraq, and became an interpreter…
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Linda Sue Park

Linda Sue Park is the author of many books for young readers, including the Newbery Medal winner A Single Shard, and many other novels, poems and picture books. She lives in Rochester, New York, with her family, and gave a popular TED talk called Can A Children’s Book Change the World?
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Jaco Jacobs

Jaco Jacobs is the most popular and prolific children’s book author in Afrikaans. He has published more than 140 books and over a million copies have been sold. Jaco is also a well-known columnist, blogger, freelance journalist and translator. He lives in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Kobus Geldenhuys is an award-winning translator who received the South African Academy for…
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Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller

Jason Segel is an actor, a writer, and an author. Segel wrote and starred in Forgetting Sarah Marshall and co-wrote Disney’s The Muppets, which won an Academy Award for Best Original Song. On television, Segel starred on How I Met Your Mother and Freaks and Geeks. He is the co-author of the New York Times bestselling series Nightmares!  Otherworld is his first novel for young adults.…
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Natalie C. Anderson

Natalie C. Anderson is a writer and international development professional living in Geneva, Switzerland. She has spent the last decade working with NGOs and the UN on refugee relief and development, mainly in Africa. This is her debut novel.
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Helen Donohoe

Helen Donohoe studied politics at Manchester University and the LSE and has dedicated her career to speaking up for the powerless and invisible as a campaigner, lobbyist, volunteer and writer. She recently completed the MA in Creative Writing (Novels) at City University, London, winning the PFD Novel Writing Prize for Birdy Flynn, her first novel. She…
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Sarah Mussi

Sarah Mussi lives in Brixton in South London. She has won the Irish Writers Children’s Book Award and the BBUK Award for contemporary YA fiction. She has been nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal and has been shortlisted for the Banford Boase award and Lewisham Book Award, amongst others. Apart from writing, Sarah teaches English…
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