Sally Gardner is an 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. 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’. She is currently writing the popular ‘Wings & Co’ Fairy Detective Agency Series (Orion) for 7-11 year olds – hailed as ‘Agatha Christie for kids’ – and has recently finished her next Young Adult fiction novel, which is a modern gothic tale called ‘Tinder’, illustrated by David Roberts, due for publication November 2013 (Orion).