Catherine Webb

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Catherine Webb
Born 1986 (age 28–29)
Britain
Occupation Novelist
Genre Fantasy, Adventure, Science Fiction
Notable works Timekeepers; The Extraordinary and Unusual Adventures of Horatio Lyle; A Madness of Angels

Catherine Webb (born 1986) is a British author, educated at the Godolphin and Latymer School, London, and the London School of Economics. She was 14 years old when she completed Mirror Dreams, which was written during her school holidays.[1] Her father is author and publisher Nick Webb, and he suggested she should send the manuscript to an agent he knew, who eventually offered to represent her.[2] The book was published in 2002 by Atom Books, part of Time Warner (now Hachette Book Group), and Webb was named Young Trailblazer of the Year by the magazine CosmoGirl UK.[3] She has published eight young adult novels, all with Atom Books, and studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, from which she graduated in 2010.[4]

Webb prides herself on the scientific and historical accuracy of her Horatio Lyle books.[5] A lifelong Londoner, she enjoys walking through the areas she describes in her books — Bethnal Green, Clerkenwell, and along the River Thames — comparing the city of London as it is now to how it was at various times in the past.[6] She appeared in CosmoGirl in 2006/7 in an interview and inspired many young writers to try to get their works published.[7] She also appeared in online interviews with CBBC and nzgirl when she was 15,[8][9] and also with the Telegraph, which described her as a teen queen.[10]

Catherine Webb also writes fantasy novels for adults under the name Kate Griffin.[4] As Claire North, she has written two science-fiction novels.[11]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Mirror Dreams (2002)
  • Mirror Wakes (2003)
  • Waywalkers (2003)
  • Timekeepers (2004)
  • The Extraordinary and Unusual Adventures of Horatio Lyle (2006)
  • The Obsidian Dagger: Being the Further Extraordinary Adventures of Horatio Lyle (2006)
  • The Doomsday Machine: Another Astounding Adventure of Horatio Lyle (2008)
  • The Dream Thief: An Extraordinary Horatio Lyle Mystery (2010)

As Kate Griffin

  • A Madness of Angels (2009)
  • The Midnight Mayor (2010)
  • The Neon Court (2011)
  • The Minority Council (2012)
  • Stray Souls (2012)
  • The Glass God (2013)

As Claire North

  • The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August (2014)[12]
  • Touch (2015)[13]

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 2005, Timekeepers nominated for the Carnegie Medal[14]
  • 2006, The Extraordinary and Unusual Adventures of Horatio Lyle nominated for the Carnegie Medal[15]
  • 2015, The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August (as by Claire North) won the John Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel of the Year

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Catherine Webb - Children's Author". lovereading4kids.co.uk. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Telegraph Family book club: Exploits of a Teen Queen". Telgraph.co.uk. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Catherine Webb - Children's Author". lovereading4kids.co.uk. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Kate Griffin: Urban Magic
  5. ^ "The Extraordinary And Unusual Adventures Of Horatio Lyle". lovereading4kids.co.uk. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "The Extraordinary And Unusual Adventures Of Horatio Lyle". lovereading4kids.co.uk. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "The Extraordinary And Unusual Adventures Of Horatio Lyle". lovereading4kids.co.uk. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Teen author: 'I'm not the next JK'". news.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "Know / Mirror Dreams by Catherine Webb". nzgirl.co.nz. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "Telegraph Family book club: Exploits of a Teen Queen". Telgraph.co.uk. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  11. ^ http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7210024.Claire_North
  12. ^ The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, retrieved 2014-05-11 
  13. ^ Touch, retrieved 2015-02-05 
  14. ^ Carnegie Press Desk : 4 March 2005
  15. ^ Carnegie Press Desk : 20 November 2006

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