Annabel Pitcher

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Annabel Pitcher (born 1982) is a British children's writer.

Background[edit]

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.[1][2] It quickly became a bestseller and has been translated into over twenty languages.[3] It was shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award, the Galaxy Children's Book of the Year, the 2012 Carnegie Medal,[4] 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.[5]

Pitcher's second novel, Ketchup Clouds, won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize.[6] 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.

Published books[edit]

Year Title Publisher Awards
2011 My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece   Orion Books

2012 Branford Boase Award

2012 Ketchup Clouds
(US paperback title, Yours Truly)
Indigo/Orion

2013 Waterstones Children's Book Prize  

2013 Project Bright Spark
(illustrated by Roger Simó)
Collins Education  
March
2015[7]
Silence is Goldfish Indigo/Orion

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