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Brian Conaghan

  • 4 stars across 9 books
    Brian Conaghan was born and raised in the Scottish town of Coatbridge but now lives in Dublin. He has a Master of Letters in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow. For many years Brian worked as a teacher and taught in Scotland, Italy and Ireland. His first YA novel, When Mr Dog Bites, was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal in 2015 and his second, The Bombs That Brought Us Together, won the Costa Children's Book Award in 2016. We Come Apart, a verse novel co-authored with Carnegie Medal winner Sarah Crossan, won the UKLA Book Award. His latest novel, The Weight of a Thousand Feathers, published in June 2018 to critical acclaim.
    9th February 2017

    We Come Apart

    YA rising stars Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan join forces to break readers' hearts in this contemporary story of star... More

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    14th June 2018

    The Weight of a Thousand Feathers

    WINNER OF THE AN POST IRISH BOOK AWARDS TEEN & YOUNG ADULT BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018 LONGLISTED FOR THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL... More

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    21st April 2016

    The Bombs That Brought Us Together

    Fourteen-year-old Charlie Law has lived in Little Town, on the border with Old Country, all his life. He knows the rules... More

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    3rd June 2011

    The Boy Who Made it Rain

    Recommended age 16+. When a school tragedy happens, you may lay the blame on society, the Internet, TV or violent films... More

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    12th March 2015

    When Mr Dog Bites

    Dylan Mint has Tourette's. His life is a constant battle to keep the bad stuff in - the swearing, the tics, the howling ... More

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    16th August 2002

    Conker

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    5th January 2017

    The Bombs That Brought Us Together: Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2016

    Fourteen-year-old Charlie Law has lived in Little Town, on the border with Old Country, all his life. He knows the rules... More

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    14th June 2018

    One Thousand Feathers

    Angry and irreverent, tender and poignant - this is a bold exploration of the lengths to which we'll go for the ones we ... More

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    4th September 2014

    When Mr Dog Bites

    Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2015 Hilariously touching and outrageously unforgettable: Mark Haddon's Chris... More

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