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Christopher Edge

  • 5 stars across 32 books
Christopher Edge is an award-winning children's author whose books have been translated into more than twenty languages.
Christopher grew up in Manchester where he spent most of his childhood in the local library, dreaming up stories. After studying English at university, he worked in a record shop, mostly listening to Bjoerk, before being led astray by the film Dead Poets Society into a short-lived career as an English teacher. After leaving teaching he worked in publishing in a job that allowed him to read lots of brilliant children's books, and in 2007 went freelance as a publishing and education consultant, working with organisations such as Booktrust and Oxford University Press on resources to inspire children as readers and writers.
His novel The Many Worlds of Albie Bright won several children's book awards and was also nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, as was his novel The Jamie Drake Equation, which was also selected as one of the best new children's books of 2017 for Independent Bookshop Week. His latest novel The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day was recently chosen by The Times as their Children's Book of the Week, whilst his other books include the critically-acclaimed Twelve Minutes to Midnight series. He is also the author of How to Write Your Best Story Ever! and How To Be A Young #Writer, inspirational guides to creative writing for children and teenagers.
Christopher has appeared at many literary festivals including the Hay Festival, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Emirates Festival of Literature, Cheltenham Literature Festival and was also invited to give the keynote speech at the NATE (National Association for the Teaching of English) conference. He has also authored articles on reading and education for publications such as The Guardian and Teach Primary magazine.
Christopher now lives in Gloucestershire with his wife and two children and still spends most of his time in the local library, dreaming up stories.
5th April 2018

The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day

How do you know you really exist? It's Maisie's birthday and she can't wait to open her presents. She's hoping for the t... MoreThe Infinite Lives of Maisie Day

(41 reviews) Review
3rd February 2022

Escape Room

The latest mind-blowing novel from award-winning author Christopher Edge, Escape Room is a thrilling adventure that chal... MoreEscape Room

(33 reviews) Review
2nd March 2017

The Jamie Drake Equation

How amazing would it be to have a dad who's an astronaut?Rocket launches, zero gravity, and flying through space like a ... MoreThe Jamie Drake Equation

(25 reviews) Review
14th January 2016

The Many Worlds of Albie Bright

"A book with a big brain, big laughs and a big, big heart." - Frank Cottrell-BoyceAn extraordinary novel for anyone who'... MoreThe Many Worlds of Albie Bright

(24 reviews) Review
6th June 2019

The Longest Night of Charlie Noon

"If you go into the woods, Old Crony will get you."Secrets, spies or maybe even a monster... What lies in the heart of t... MoreThe Longest Night of Charlie Noon

(17 reviews) Review
7th January 2021

Space Oddity

  From the author of Escape Room, science and laugh combine in this out-of-this-world adventure, featuring... MoreSpace Oddity

(4 reviews) Review
2nd February 2012

Twelve Minutes to Midnight

Step into the past to discover a thrilling mystery about a sinister plot to shape and control the future, in this spine-... MoreTwelve Minutes to Midnight

(3 reviews) Review
7th May 2015

How to Write Your Best Story Ever!

Ideal for children wanting to enter story writing competitions! This is a humorous and authoritative book that will awak... MoreHow to Write Your Best Story Ever!

(2 reviews) Review
9th January 2014

The Black Crow Conspiracy

Step into the past in this spine-tingling historical adventure from award-winning author Christopher Edge.Penelope Tredw... MoreThe Black Crow Conspiracy

(1 review) Review
30th January 2014

Ignite English: Student Book 1

Ignite English aims to excite and motivate teachers and students by making learning relevant and supporting teachers. Ad... MoreIgnite English: Student Book 1

(1 review) Review
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