M.G. Leonard

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About M.G. Leonard

M. G. Leonard is a writer of books, poems and screenplays. She has a first-class honours degree in English literature and an MA in Shakespeare Studies from Kings College London. She works as a freelance Digital Media Producer for clients such as the National Theatre and Harry Potter West End, and previously worked as a Senior Digital Producer at the National Theatre, the Royal Opera House and Shakespeare’s Globe. She spent her early career in the music industry running Setanta Records, an independent record label, and managing bands, most notably The Divine Comedy. After leaving the music industry, she trained as an actor, dabbling in directing and producing as well as performing, before deciding to write her stories down. Maya lives in Brighton with her husband and two sons.

Accolades and awards

    WINNER of the 2017 Branford Boase Award
    Shortlisted for the 2017 Waterstones Children's Book Prize
    Shortlisted for the 2016 Books Are My Bag Readers Awards
    Longlisted for the 2017 CILIP Carnegie Award
    Selected as a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016
    Selected as an ABA Independent Booksellers’ Debut Pick 2016
    Included in New York Public Library 100 Best Book for Kids 2016 list
    Selected as a White Raven 2017
    Selected for the WH Smith Tom Fletcher Book Club
    Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Award 2018

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