Lucy Christopher


Lucy was born in Wales and grew up in Australia, but now lives in Bath in the UK. After studying for an MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, she now works as a Reader in Creative Writing there and is Course Director for the MA in Writing for Young People. Her debut novel, Stolen, was part of her PhD in Creative Writing.  

Lucy has published a number of highly acclaimed novels for young people. Her debut novel Stolen (2009) was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal and winner of the 2010 Branford Boase Award, Flyaway (2010) was shortlisted for the Costa Book Award 2010 and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and longlisted for the Carnegie Medal; followed by The Killing Woods (2013) and Storm-Wake (2018). She has most recently published the novella ‘The Darkness’ as part of Three Strikes published by Firefly Press (2018) and the picture book Shadow published by Lantana Press (2019).

In her spare time, Lucy likes to walk her dog Dr Larch around the coast of Wales, as well climb the odd mountain. Find out more at