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 While You're Sleeping and We're Going Places (Pavilion), both illustrated by John Broadley, the first of which was shortlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize, longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award and chosen as a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year; and The Red Sledge (Walker), illustrated by Victoria Ball. Mick lives in Brighton.