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Keith Gray

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Keith was born and brought up in Grimsby and knew from an early age that he wanted to be a writer. When he received 0% for his accountancy exams he decided to pursue his dream.

Since then, he has gone on to win the Angus Book Award and the silver medal in the Smarties Prize. He has twice been shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize and was shortlisted for the Booktrust Teen Prize and the Scottish Arts Council Book Award. Rave reviews about his writing have appeared in every broadsheet. Keith was a judge for the Blue Peter Book Award, the Guardian Fiction Prize and the Bookstrust Teen Prize and reviews regularly for the Guardian.

Keith is now a full-time writer living in Edinburgh.
Anthologies edited
   Losing It (2010)
   Next (2012)
Costa Children's Book Award Best Novel nominee (2008) : Ostrich Boys
Carnegie Medal Best Book nominee (2009) : Ostrich Boys

Keith Gray recommends
15 Days Without a Head (2011)
Dave Cousins
"Excellent. A tough and turbulent tale of growing up... There's heart and soul on every page."
Black Snow Falling (2018)
L J MacWhirter
"Superb debut. A vivid, richly textured tale of fantastic imagination."

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