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About Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison

Co-authors of the hilariously funny novels Lobsters and Never Evers, Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison met in the sixth form and have been friends ever since.

Lucy is a school librarian at a girls school in central London where she gets most of her inspiration.

Tom is a journalist and has written for ShortList, Time Out, Vice, talkSPORT, ESPN and Viz.

Their new YA novel, Freshers, published to critical acclaim in August 2017.

Accolades and awards

    Shortlisted for the inaugural YA Book Prize 2015
    Shortlisted for the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition 2013
    Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Award 2018

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NaNoWriMo Nov Day 6: Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison

Day 2 of NaNoWriMo has commenced! If you're still feeling a bit unsure about how to get pen to paper – and get that story in to shape – look no further than Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison!

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Chicken House acquires Freshers by Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison

You may have already spotted it, but we're very pleased and excited to announce that we've bought the third novel from writing duo Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison: Freshers!

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