Sarah Govett


Sarah Govett read Law at Oxford University. After qualifying as a solicitor, she set up her own tutoring agency, Govett Tutors, which specialises in helping children from all backgrounds prepare for exams. Sarah has also written for children’s television

Sarah is the author of the critically acclaimed The Territory trilogy. The first book was shortlisted for The Times Chickenhouse Children’s Fiction Prize, won the Gateshead YA Book Prize in January 2017 and won the Trinity Schools Book Award 2018. She has recently published the YA comedy India Smythe Stands Up (Marotte Books).   

In addition to her speaking engagements at schools across the UK, Sarah has appeared at the Southbank Literature Festival, the Barnes Children’s Literature Festival, The Edinburgh International Book Festival, the Bradford Literature Festival, Godolphin Literary Festival and the Cheltenham Children’s Literature Festival. She is also a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. Sarah lives in London with her husband and three young children. Find out more about Sarah at

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