Lucy is a multi-award-winning and bestselling writer for young adults, children, and adults. Her work is psychological and emotional in scope, and often inspired by wild places and our relationship to it.
Her novels for young adults are Stolen, Flyaway, The Killing Woods and Storm-wake, published by Chicken House in the UK, Scholastic in the US, as well as in over twenty other countries with different publishers. Her novella The Darkness is published by Firefly Press in Three Strikes. Her picture books Shadow and The Queen on Our Corner are published by Lantana. Her first novel for adults, Release, will be published by Text Publishing in 2022. Lucy has won many international awards including the Branford Boase, the Printz Honor Award, the Golden Inky, an International Reading award, and the Prix Farniente.
She has been shortlisted for the Costa Award, the Waterstones Prize, the Australian Prime Minister’s Awards, as well as longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. She has a MA and PhD in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University, and is an experienced speaker at conferences, festivals, schools and bookshops throughout the world. When she is not writing, she works in academia. For many years she was a Reader in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, where she was also the Course Director for the renowned MA in Writing for Young People. She now works as Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing for the University of Tasmania. Her passions are for wildernesses, walking, and writing in coffee shops (while eavesdropping).