Mick Jackson’s first novel, The Underground Man, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won the Royal Society of Authors First Novel Award. He has published three other novels and two story collections for adults and has also written for TV. His story ‘The Pearce Sisters’ was adapted by Aardman Animation and won a BAFTA.
Mick came to writing for children through making up stories for his own son and daughter and by reading books to them he seemed to have missed out on when he was a child. Some of his heroes are Astrid Lindgren, Eleanor Farjeon and Quentin Blake. He is currently working on other picture books and longer stories for children
Recent and forthcoming books include Ella May Does It Her Way (Words and Pictures) illustrated by Andrea Stegmaier and While You're Sleeping (Pavilion), illustrated by John Broadley. Mick lives in Brighton.