Lucy is a multi-award-winning and bestselling writer for young adults, children, and adults, as well as an academic in Creative Writing. Her work is psychological and emotional in scope, and often inspired by wild places and our relationship to it.
Her novels for young adults are Stolen, Flyaway, The Killing Woods and Storm-wake, published by Chicken House in the UK, Scholastic in the US, as well as in over twenty other countries with different publishers. Her picture books are published by Lantana. Her first novel for adults, Release, her first novel for adults, will be published by Text Publishing in 2022. Lucy has won many international awards including the Branford Boase, the Printz Honor Award, the Golden Inky, an International Reading award, and the Prix Farniente. She has been shortlisted for the Costa Award, the Waterstones Prize, the Australian Prime Minister’s Awards, as well as longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. She has a MA and PhD in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University, and is an experienced speaker at conferences, festivals, schools and bookshops throughout the world.
Lucy has recently moved to Tasmania and to the Humanities Department at the University of Tasmania. For many years she was a Reader in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, where she was also the Course Director for the renowned MA in Writing for Young People. She now works as Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing for the University of Tasmania.