Annabel Pitcher (born 1982) is a British children's writer.
Pitcher was born in a village in West Yorkshire. She studied English Literature at Oxford University. Her first novel, My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece, deals with the tragedy of a family torn apart by a terrorist attack. It quickly became a bestseller and has been translated into over twenty languages. It was shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award, the Galaxy Children's Book of the Year, the 2012 Carnegie Medal, and the 2011 Dylan Thomas Prize. It won a Royal Society of Authors' Betty Trask Award, the Hull Children's Book of the Year and the prestigious 2012 Branford Boase Award for most outstanding debut novel.
Pitcher's second novel, Ketchup Clouds, won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. It also collected the Edgar Allan Poe award in 2014 for 'Best Young Adult Novel', awarded by the Mystery Writers of America.
Before her first book was published, Annabel trained as a teacher and taught English at Wakefield Girls High School.
|2011||My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece||Orion Books||
2012 Branford Boase Award
(US paperback title, Yours Truly)
|2013||Project Bright Spark
(illustrated by Roger Simó)
|Silence is Goldfish||Indigo/Orion|
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