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Sarah Crossan

Sarah Crossan is Irish. She graduated with a degree in Philosophy and Literature before training as an English and Drama teacher at Cambridge University and worked to promote creative writing in schools before leaving teaching to write full time.

She completed her Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Warwick in 2003 and in 2010 received an Edward Albee Fellowship for writing.

She currently lives in NYC.

Genres: General Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Romance

   1. Breathe (2012)
   2. Resist (2013)
Carnegie Medal Best Book nominee (2013) : The Weight of Water
Carnegie Medal Best Book nominee (2015) : Apple and Rain
Carnegie Medal Best Book winner (2016) : One
YA Book Prize Best Young Adult winner (2016) : One
Costa Children's Book Award Best Book nominee (2017) : Moonrise
YA Book Prize Best Young Adult nominee (2018) : Moonrise

Sarah Crossan recommends
Girlhood (2017)
Cat Clarke
"Emotive, creepy AND funny. A quality page-turner."
Boy 87 (2018)
Ele Fountain
"An original and beautiful written page-turner of a novel."
When the Sky Falls (2021)
Phil Earle
"Utterly brilliant, original and so very, very moving... a triumph for kids' lit."

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