Anne Fine has twice won both the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread (now Costa) Children’s Novel Award, a Guardian Children’s Fiction Award and two Smarties Prizes. She has twice been voted Children’s Author of the Year, and in 1998 was the UK nominee for the international Hans Christian Andersen Award. From 2001-3 she was the Children’s Laureate. Anne is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She has published eight novels for adults and her work has been translated into over forty languages.
‘Writing is a lonely business and publishers can make the most egregious requests and demands, leading to the inevitable worry, “Am I being unreasonable?” The Society of Authors has never failed to advise me well, and I bless them for it.’