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Theresa Breslin


aka Maria Palmer

Theresa Breslin is an award-winning Scottish author who is popular with children, librarians and teachers. Her first book, Simon's Challenge, won the Young Book Trust's Fidler Award for new writers and she was awarded the Carnegie Medal for Whispers in the Graveyard.

The Dream Master was shortlisted for the Children's Book Award and Remembrance, a story of youth in World War One, was shortlisted for the South Lanarkshire, the Sheffield, and the North-East Book Awards. Divided City won the North Lanarkshire Children's Book Award in 2006 and was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. The Medici Seal was nominated for the 2007 Carnegie Medal.

Genres: Young Adult Fiction
Series contributed to
Anthologies edited
Carnegie Medal Best Book winner (1995) : Whispers in the Graveyard
Carnegie Medal Best Book nominee (2011) : Prisoner of the Inquisition