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.
Lobsters Shortlisted For The YA Book Prize
2014 has been a fantastic year for YA - and since being published in June, LOBSTERS has made a splash with readers everywhere. And it seems we're not the only ones that think so, as it's been shortlisted for the very first YA Book Prize!
Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison's socially awkward love story joins a stellar group of nine other shortlisted authors, including Half Bad author Sally Green and this year's Queen of Teen James Dawson. Click here to see the full shortlist!
The YA Book Prize is a brand new award in association with The Bookseller which celebrates the very best Young Adult books in the UK and Ireland. We'll be keeping our fingers very tightly crossed in anticipation of the winner announcement in 2015 - you can get involved too by tweeting #TeamLobsters!
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