M.A. Griffin won the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition with The Poison Boy in 2012, writing under the name Fletcher Moss. He works as an assistant head teacher at a school in Greater Manchester, having previously worked as a classroom teacher, shelf-stacker and van driver in France and Spain. Lifers is his first book for older readers.
Children's Fiction Competition: What Makes a Winner?
So you’ve written your children’s novel – or perhaps you’re planning on writing one before our 18 December deadline! – but either way you’re probably curious about what we’re looking for. Here’s a little info on past winners for an insight into who, and what, has won in the past … (more…)