Theresa Breslin is an award-winning author of over 30 books for children and young adults. Her stories, which range from historical tales to science fiction, are popular across the world and translated into many languages. Her work has also been filmed for television and has been dramatised for radio.
Theresa was born in Scotland, close to the Roman Wall, ancient burial grounds and castles, all of which helped fuel her very active imagination when growing up. She has been described as an outstanding writer who combines a powerful sense of drama with memorable characters and superb storytelling. Her books appear regularly on book award shortlists, are read extensively in schools, and are in published in more than twenty different languages. She won the Carnegie Medal, the UK most prestigious award in children’s literature, for Whispers in the Graveyard, her compelling story of a dyslexic boy. Before taking up writing full time Theresa worked as a librarian.
Her 2005 title Divided City which explores the themes of prejudice and conflict resolution won the Catalyst Book Award and the RED Book Award in addition to being shortlisted for eight other awards and chosen for the Irish ‘One Book’ Community Reading Project.
Theresa is passionate about literacy in both adults and children and she is a regular and respected contributor to professional journals on the subject. She is an official Reading Champion of the Scottish Government and has served on the UK government advisory committee for Public Lending Right and on the Board of the Scottish Booktrust.
Below are some of Theresa’s books, click on the cover to check availability through East Lothian Library Services and to reserve the title.
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