Sally Gardner is a multi-award-winning novelist who has sold over 2 million books in the UK and her work has been translated in to more than 22 languages.
Her novel, Maggot Moon (Hot Key Books 2012), won both the Costa Children’s Book Prize and the Carnegie Medal 2013 and has been adapted for the and performed on stage to rave reviews (Unicorn 2019). Sally’s genre-defying novel, The Double Shadow (Orion 2011) received great critical acclaim and was also longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2013. The Red Necklace (shortlisted for 2007 Guardian Book Prize) and The Silver Blade, are set during the French Revolution, the film rights for which have been purchased by Dominic West. Sally also won the 2005 Nestle Children’s Book Prize for her debut novel I, Coriander.Prior to The Door That Led to Where(nominated for the Carnegie 2016),Sally released another Young Adult fiction novel, which is a modern gothic tale called Tinder, stunningly illustrated by David Roberts, which was shortlisted for both the Carnegie and the Kate Greenaway Medals 2015. She has written many books that are part of the popular ‘Wings & Co’ Fairy Detective Agency Series (Orion) for 7-11 year olds – hailed as ‘Agatha Christie for kids’ – and is currently working on the latest Mr Tiger book!