Rosemary Harris

(Rosemary Jeanne Harris)
UK flag (b.1923)

Rosemary is a British writer of fiction for children. Harris attended school in Weymouth, and then studied at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, the Chelsea School of Art and the Courtauld Institute. She served in the British Red Cross Nursing Auxiliary Westminster Division during World War II, and has worked as a picture restorer, a reader for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and a children's book reviewer for The Times from 1970 to 1973. She won the Carnegie Medal in 1968 for The Moon in the Cloud. This book was the first in a trilogy set in ancient Egypt. The subsequent books were The Shadow on the Sun and The Bright and Morning Star. The book was also the basis for a 1978 episode of the BBC series Jackanory. Other books dealt with topics as diverse as terrorism, magic and futuristic totalitarianism.
Anthologies edited
Carnegie Medal Best Book winner (1969) : The Moon in the Cloud