Marcus Sedgwick

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Marcus Sedgwick (born 8 April 1968) is a British writer, illustrator, and musician. He has published novels such as Floodland (winner of the Branford Boase Award in 2001) and The Dark Horse (shortlisted for The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2002).[1] He is also the author of several picture books, and has illustrated a collection of myths and a book of folk tales for adults.[2] He wrote the thrilling adventure tale "Revolver" as well. His novel, Midwinterblood, won the 2014 Michael L. Printz Award from the American Library Association.[3][4]


Sedgwick was born in Kent, England. After working as a bookseller and working in children's publishing, Sedgwick began writing seriously in 1994. His first book, Floodland, was published in 2000 to praise from critics, and it received the Branford-Boase award for the best first children's novel of that year. Floodland tells the story of Zoe, who lives on her own on an island that used to be part of England before global warming caused the seas to rise. Though a Horn Book reviewer commented that the book could have used further developed characters, the reviewer concluded, "this first novel is sufficiently taut, accessible, and swift moving to make it an effective cautionary tale."[2] In 2013 Marcus released 'Dark Satanic Mills' a graphic novel written in conjunction with his brother Julian Sedgwick and illustrated by John Higgins.

Selected works[edit]


Raven Mysteries[edit]

  • Flood and Fang (2011)
  • Ghosts and Gadgets (2011)
  • Lunatics and Luck (2011)
  • Vampires and Volt (2011)
  • Magic and Mayhem (2011)
  • Diamonds and Doom (2011)

Elf Girl and Raven Boy[edit]

Other books[edit]



  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Marcus Sedgwick: Biography from". Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  3. ^ a b "Michael L. Printz Winners and Honor Books". Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). American Library Association. (ALA).
      "The Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature". YALSA. ALA. Retrieved 2014-02-11.
  4. ^ "And the Newbery, Caldecott award winners are ...", Ashley Strickland, CNN, January 27, 2014.

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