Malorie Blackman has written over seventy books for children and young adults, including the Noughts & Crosses series, Thief and a science-fiction thriller, Chasing the Stars. Many of her books have also been adapted for stage and television, including a BAFTA-award-winning BBC production of Pig-Heart Boy and a Pilot Theatre stage adaptation by Sabrina Mahfouz of Noughts & Crosses. There is also a major BBC production of Noughts & Crosses, with Roc Nation (Jay-Z’s entertainment company) curating the soundtrack as executive music producer. In 2005 Malorie was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her distinguished contribution to the world of children’s books. In 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children’s literature, and between 2013 and 2015 she was the Children’s Laureate. Most recently Malorie wrote for the Doctor Who series on BBC One, and the fifth novel in her Noughts & Crosses series, Crossfire, was published by Penguin Random House Children’s in summer 2019.
"An extraordinary book, and truly is Malorie Blackman at her best" Guardian 20120425 "Blackman's emotional intelligence is such that Boys Don't Cry should be read aloud in every secondary school" -- Amanda Craig The Times 20101211 "Her writing at its best, creating characters and a story which, once read, will not easily go away" -- Nick Tucker Independent 20101116 "Blackman grapples with contemporary issues without ever letting them overwhelm the story and characterisation. A winner" -- Suzi Feay Financial Times 20101113 "This is an adroit investigation of family relations, very clearly portrayed" -- Toby Clements Daily Telegraph 20101127