Greyhound Literary

Mal Peet

Although best known as a writer of fiction for young adults, Mal Peet’s novels have a wide and growing adult readership. He was born in Norfolk, England in 1947. He read English and American Literature at the University of Warwick (B.A. 1969, M.A. 1971) but did not become a full-time writer until he was 50. In the following years Mal Peet quietly gathered literary awards in the UK, the USA and in Europe.

His first novel, Keeper, was published in 2003 and won the Branford Boase Award. This was followed in 2006 by Tamar which won the Carnegie Medal. Exposure won the Guardian Children’s Book Prize in 2009. Other books include The Penalty, and Life: an Exploded Diagram, all published by Walker Books in the UK and Candlewick Press in the USA. Mal Peet died in 2015.