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Katya Balen



Katya Balen is an author and the co-director of Mainspring Arts, a charity that provides creative opportunities for neurodivergent people. Her debut novel, The Space We’re In, was highly commended for the Branford Boase Award and longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Her second book, October, October was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal.
She lives in South London with her partner, two lazy dogs and an assorted collection of dying house plants.

 

Genres: Children's Fiction
 
New and upcoming books
February 2024

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Squid Invasion
(Thames and Tide Club, book 2)
March 2024

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Little House
 
September 2024

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Ghostlines
 
Series
Nightjar
   1. Nightjar (2023)
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Thames and Tide Club
   1. The Secret City (2023)
   2. Squid Invasion (2024)
   3. The Ghost Pirates (2024)
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Novels
   The Space We're In (2019)
   October, October (2020)
   The Light in Everything (2022)
   Birdsong (2022)
   Foxlight (2023)
   Ghostlines (2024)
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Katya Balen recommends
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On Silver Tides (2024)
Sylvia Bishop
"A classic in the making. I loved every word."
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Northern Soul (2024)
Phil Earle
"Funny, sharp and full of the hilarious horrors of teenage life. No one can tell a story quite like Phil Earle."
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The Night Animals (2023)
Sarah Ann Juckes
"An iridescent story that shines with hope and love."

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Awards
2022 Carnegie Medal : October, October

Award nominations
2023 Carnegie Medal (nominee) : The Light in Everything


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