Geraldine McCaughrean is one of today’s most successful and highly regarded children’s authors. She has won the CILIP Carnegie Medal twice: first in 1988 with A Pack of Lies and again in 2018 with Where the World Ends. She’s won the IBW Book Award 2018, the Whitbread Children’s Book Award three times, the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, the Smarties Bronze Award four times, the prestigious U.S. Printz Award and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. She was chosen to write the official sequel to J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, Peter Pan in Scarlet, which was published to wide critical acclaim.
Geraldine lives in Berkshire with her husband John and the lingering shades of all those characters she has invented in her books. Her cottage is under year-round siege from wild birds demanding to be fed. The ducks even knock on the door.
McCaughrean writes extraordinary books: emotionally thunderous stories that evoke place and atmosphere with uncommon vigour, and are expressed with exhilarating precision of language… The Sunday Times
Exactly thirty years since she first won the Carnegie Medal – the most prestigious children's book award – Geraldine McCaughrean won the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2018 for Where the World Ends, a gripping story of survival based on a true story.
Every time a lad came fowling on the St Kilda stacs, he went home less of a boy and more of a man. If he went home at all, that is...
A haunting, immersive and unforgettable reading experience The CILIP Carnegie Children's Book Awards, 2018
Geraldine writes stories that take you to into the unknown and leave you spellbound. Both Tamburlaine's Elephants and The Middle of Nowhere were nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Award.
RUSTI is a Mongol warrior, fighting for the bloodthirsty Tamburlaine, Conqueror of the World. He intends to show the enemy neither fear nor mercy... until he comes face-to-face with his first elephant. KAVI is the elephant's rider. Captured by the terrifying Mongol Horde, he fears for his life. But the boy who takes him prisoner does not kill him. And soon it seems they might almost become ... friends. Then Rusti uncovers a terrible secret, and the unlikeliest of friendships is put to the ultimate test. Tamburlaine the Great is a powerful, brutal ruler. His sights are set on Delhi, City of Gems, and Rusti, one of his young warriors, rides out into the flames of battle for his first taste of war. A tale of friendship, destiny and revenge set in the war-ravaged lands of fourteenth-century India. Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2009 and shortlisted for the UKLA Children's Book Award.
Geraldine McCaughrean is an awe-inspiring writer with a miraculous talent for bringing to life past times and faraway lands Sunday Telegraph
When her mother dies from a snake bite, Comity's life in the Australian outback changes for ever. Now the only person Comity can count on is her friend, Fred, the Aboriginal yard boy. But when her father's new assistant, the cruel and sadistic Quartz Hogg arrives, he sets his bloodthirsty sights on Fred. Comity has no choice but to find a way to stop him...before things spiral dangerously out of control.
McCaughrean is one of the greatest living children's authors The Bookseller