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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.

Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult Romance
   Creepers (1996)
   From Blood Two Brothers (1997)
   Hunting the Cat (1997)
   Dead Trouble (1997)
   Happy (1998)
   The Runner (1998)
   £10, 000 (2001)
   Mourn Home (2002)
   Warehouse (2002)
   Jonathan Patrick: Poltergeist (2003)
   Malarkey (2003)
   Before Night Falls (2003)
   The Fearful (2005)
   The Chain (2006)
   Ghosting (2008)
   Ostrich Boys (2008)
   The Return of Johnny Kemp (2009)
   Hoodlum (2009)
   You Killed Me! (2013)
   The Last Soldier (2015)
   Houdini and the Five Cent Circus (2018)
   The Climbers (2021)
   The Den (2023)
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   Reed Suspense (1997) (with David Belbin)
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Anthologies edited
   Losing It (2010)
   Next (2012)
Keith Gray recommends
Northern Soul (2024)
Phil Earle
"Phil Earle's hilarious first-love story is for everyone who's ever dared to fall head-over-heels. It's note-perfect portrayal of discovering romance is guaranteed to make you laugh, cringe and cheer."
15 Days Without a Head (2012)
Dave Cousins
"Excellent. A tough and turbulent tale of growing up... There's heart and soul on every page."

Anthologies containing stories by Keith Gray
Next (2012)
edited by
Keith Gray

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