Welcome to the website for Michelle Magorian

Award winning Author and Actor

Books written by Michelle

'Another absolute cracker'

‘...an immersive read, featuring a wonderful cast of characters and great dialogue, in a beautifully written novel, full of incident and humour.

The Guardian
Awarded the Costa Children’s Book Prize 2008
Just Henry

‘This novel transported me to another age with utter conviction. Great pageturning, storytelling and warm vivid characters.'

Cathy Forde
Now translated into 13 languages!
Goodnight Mister Tom

‘This splendid first novel is unashamedly and gloriously sentimental and it cannot fail to be loved by readers of all ages’

The Times Literary Supplement
Winner of the ALA Best Book for Young Adults 1984
Back Home

A returned American evacuee dubbed Rusty, is the heroine of this splendid book. ’

The Observer
'Honest and heartwarming - comfort read!'
A Little Love Song

‘packs everything opera style. Once I started reading it. I couldn’t put it down.”

Times Educational Supplement
'A masterly work' Philip Pulman
A Spoonful Of Jam

'characters to care about and a commitment to the exhilarating power of reading.'

The Sunday Times
'...vividly evoking the 1940’s setting'
Cuckoo In The Nest

‘This is a book for the holidays: big, packed with detail and gratifyingly emotional in its ending.'

The Independent
'Beautifully written and fun to read'
Short Story Collections

‘Michelle Magorian gets right under the skin of her protagonists and makes you experience what they are feeling in a way which stays with you long after the book is finished.'

The Telegraph
poems based on events children will recognise from their own experience.
Poems & Picture Books

‘Sweet story for younger siblings worried about childcare or school.'

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Award Winning Author

Her first novel Goodnight Mister Tom has won awards in the UK, America and Australia and has been translated into twelve languages including a recent Chinese edition!

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Accomplished Actor

Michelle trained for the theatre at the Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama in the late sixties and at Marcel Marceau’s L’Ecole Internationale de Mime in Paris.

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