Welcome to the website of the million copy selling, multiple award-winning author Marcus Sedgwick.

Marcus has written novels for adults and younger people, non-fiction, chapters for academic works, graphic novels, and more.

There’s a lot on this site; so please have a look around. If you can’t find what you’re after, you can use the search function in the menu above, or get in touch here.


Marcus’ new book is a novella called Wrath, and it’s getting some amazing reviews…

The Earth is crying and only Cassie listens.
Cassie is missing and only Fitz can save her…

Following Dark Peak, Wrath is another story of children and the land; exploring how we listen to the world in which we live, asking questions of responsibility, turning points, and wrath. An unsettling and truly compelling novella about the delicate balance of our connection to each other and the planet that we call home.

You can watch a trailer for it here.

“Brilliantly unsettling.” – Sarah Crossan

“Meaningful. Powerful. Wonderful.” – Tom Palmer

One of the best children’s books of 2022 -The Times; Nicolette Jones

New! Videos for schools...

Floodland: In the first in a series of videos for schools (or indeed anyone!) to buy, Marcus talks about his book Floodland. Cheaper than a single school visit, with lifetime access, go here to find out details, and watch the opening of the video.


A few screen-grabs to give the flavour..:

The Gothic: This is a two-part video series on Gothic literature, and is suitable for years 7-13. It looks at where the word Gothic came from, what makes something ‘Gothic’, how the idea has changed and grown over the years, from its origins, to modern day emanations. Go here to find out details.


A few screen-grabs to give the flavour..:

“One thing is certain: whatever [Marcus] does next it will be different from the bulk of whatever else is going on in publishing today, and many would say all the better for that.”

Books for Keeps

What's going on..?

logo of a human head with the words All In Your Head inside it

If you came here to know more about the ALL IN YOUR HEAD project, please click here.


Or, you can read the short introduction to the book right here: All In Your Head – introduction 

(and please feel free to quote on social media.)

If you want to stay up to date, be the first to hear about new books and so on, then please sign up to the UNDIAGNOSIS newsletter, discussing writing, health, and life in general. Most months there’s an interview with someone of interest, so do sign up if you haven’t already. 

FINALLY! If you’ve come looking for the free lockdown reading of Floodland by Marcus, go here. Or you can just watch the first part right on this page.


(Teachers! There is a wonderful FREE set of teaching resources for the book available from the excellent people at the CLPE, and it’s available here.)

Help with your writing from Marcus…

“If you want some serious help from me with your writing, there are a few options. I work with Arvon, Jericho Writers, and WriteMentor.



In addition, you can come and work on your book here in France on super-small writing retreats through the year, with personal help from me if you want it. To find out more, please visit inspire.ms.”



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