This is the website for the million-copy-selling, internationally-award-winning author Marcus Sedgwick. 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.
News! Marcus has finished the first draft of a new novel, which will be published by Barrington Stoke and OUP in 2021. “Dark Peak” is a short piece of 1970s hauntological weirdness. More details as time goes by.
Meanwhile, 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. 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 here.
(Teachers! If you’re not already aware, there is a wonderful FREE set of teaching resources for the book available from the excellent people at the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education: and it’s available here.)
Marcus’ most recent book spans seven years of triumphs and tragedies, illness and health. Snowflake, AZ is about the resilience of love, and our planet in crisis. And a goat called Socrates, who’s smarter than he looks…
“Turns the post-apocalypse genre on its head.”
“When the blows arrive, they land with a visceral punch.”
“An ominous, relevant, and uniquely compelling read.”
“this raw, deeply philosophical tale leaves readers with a timely, sobering message.”
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