Marcus Sedgwick is the bestselling author of over thirty books. He has been shortlisted seven times for the Carnegie and other major prizes such as the Costa, Guardian and Blue Peter Book Award. In 2014 he received the eminent Printz Award for 2014, for his novel Midwinterblood. Marcus has also received two Printz Honors, for Revolver in 2011 and The Ghosts of Heaven in 2016, giving him the most citations to date for America's most notable book prize for writing for young adults. marcussedgwick.com @marcussedgwick.
'Beautifully written ... Sedgwick sustains the sense of dread well' SFX. 'This claustrophobic monstrous tale will lure you in to witness the tortured mind of a writer' South Wales Evening Post. 'Monsters are born in the pages of books but spread their twisted limbs in far wider and unexpected ways. This premise is at the centre of this slick, teasing and knowing novel ... Erudite and gripping, this is a dialogue between literary traditions ... Exquisitely written, the book is also beautifully illustrated - in monochrome. The thinking reader's spook-fest' The Lady. 'This slender, beautifully written novel is probably best read in one atmospheric sitting' Guardian. 'There is a great cinematic quality to the writing' The Bookbag. 'Deeply atmospheric and gothicly creepy, this is probably my favourite Sedgwick book to date ... This is a must' Askews Children's Newsletter. 'Wow, so elegantly done, so intelligent and so dark' Nicola Davies. 'A taut menacing ghost story' The Bookseller, 'One to Watch'. 'Quiet, riveting and compelling with an unnerving atmosphere and a deeply troubling sense of unrest that must be experienced. Genre-defying, truly great horror' Fallen Star Stories Blog. 'An ambitious and original take on the gothic' Observer.