Lucy Strange is a children’s author based in Canterbury, Kent. She won the 2014 Montegrappa First Fiction Prize, and has since gone on to publish with Chicken House in the UK. Her first novel, The Secret of Nightingale Wood, was published in October 2016 and was the Waterstones Book of the Month. The Secret of Nightingale Wood was shortlisted for the North East Book Award and the Awesome Book Award, and was described as 'startlingly good' by The Daily Telegraph who placed it at Number 10 in the Top 50 Books of 2016. It has been translated into French, Dutch, German, Hungarian, Farsi and Mandarin. The US edition was launched in New York at the end of 2017 and was immediately chosen for Amazon’s list of the Best Children’s Books of the Year. Lucy also narrates her own audiobooks, winning an Audie for The Secret of Nightingale Wood. Lucy’s next novel, Our Castle by the Sea, is set on the Kent coast during the Second World War. It is a project supported by Arts Council England and was published by Chicken House in January 2019 and by Scholastic in the US shortly afterwards. It was the Independent Booksellers' Children's Book of the Month, The Times Children's Book of the Week, and has been nominated for the Carnegie Medal. She has three more books forthcoming from Chicken House, the first due in autumn 2020.
Latest news about Lucy Strange
Lucy Strange is on the shortlist for the 2020 Young Quills Award!