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News! VOYAGES IN THE UNDERWORLD OF ORPHEUS BLACK has been shortlisted for the 2020 CILIP Carnegie Medal. If you’d like to know more about the book, click here. This is the eighth time Marcus has been shortlisted for the UK’s most prestigious prize for writing for young people.

Some older news! Marcus has been nominated for perhaps the world’s most prestigious prize for writing for children, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, for the fifth year in a row. More here.

Meanwhile, the UNDIAGNOSIS newsletter has a new format. Each month 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.

Snowflake, AZ

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.”

– Starred review, Kirkus

“this raw, deeply philosophical tale leaves readers with a timely, sobering message.”

– Starred review, Publisher’s Weekly

Help with your writing…

I’ve joined Arvon’s 1-1 scheme, offering help with your writing over the net. Details are here.


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