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Keren David

  • 4 stars across 15 books

     Keren David is a journalist and YA star who has been shortlisted for The Bookseller's YA Book Prize, the UKLA award and the Branford Boase Award, and nominated five times for the Carnegie Prize.

     

     Keren David started out in journalism as a teenage messenger, she trained as a reporter, and then later worked for many national papers before moving to Amsterdam with her family where she studied art history, learned to cycle and failed to learn Dutch. In 2007 she returned to London, and took a creative writing evening class at City University. Her first book, the award-winning  When I Was Joe   started out as a plot-planning exercise on the course.

     

     Keren is Features Editor for a national newspaper, and a Visiting Lecturer at City University. She is working on a musical adaptation of her book  Lia's Guide to Winning the Lottery  .  Cuckoo   is Keren's seventh book.

     
    23rd August 2018

    True Sisters

    Ruby has had a lot of foster siblings over the years, but none of them have been anything like Clara. After growing up... More

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    2nd January 2014

    Cuckoo!

    A gorgeous story about accepting differences from the creator of Wanted: The Perfect Pet and The Perfect Present. Cuckoo... More

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    5th January 2017

    The Liar's Handbook

    River's life is blown apart when his mum invites her new boyfriend into their home and their lives. River is instantly... More

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    1st April 2019

    The Disconnect

    Could you disconnect from your phone for six weeks? An eccentric entrepreneur has challenged Esther's year group to do... More

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    21st January 2021

    What We're Scared Of

    Evie and Lottie are twin sisters, but they couldn't be more different. Evie's sharp and funny. ... More

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    31st March 2011

    The Stranger

    Charlotte is heading to a tiger sanctuary to do some voluntary work as part of her travels. But a fellow traveller worki... More

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    9th June 2012

    Another Life

    Kicked out of yet another boarding school, Archie couldn't be happier to find himself back in London with old friends an... More

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    6th September 2012

    When I Was Joe

    When Ty witnesses a stabbing, his own life is in danger from the criminals he's named, and he and his mum have to go i... More

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    7th May 2015

    This is Not a Love Story

    Kitty dreams of a beautiful life, but that's impossible in suburban London where her family is haunted by her father's... More

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    6th September 2012

    Almost True

    Ruthless killers are hunting Ty so the police move him and his mum to a quiet seaside town. But a horrific attack and a ... More

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