(1977 - )
Emily Diamand found her way into authoring when her debut novel won the Times/Chicken House prize for children's fiction in 2008. Prior to that she had various jobs including environmental campaigner, organic farmer, surveyor of trees, brussels sprouts picker and pond digger.
Her first novel Flood Child (previously published as Reavers Ransom) was sold in eighteen languages, and was shortlisted for the Branford Boase award.
The US edition, Raiders Ransom, was a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2009 and the American Library Association's top 100 young adult fiction titles.