Malorie Blackman was born in February 1962 in London. While at grammar school, in Peckham, she wanted to be an English teacher but grew up to become a systems programmer instead. Malorie Blackman married her Scottish husband, Neil, in the 1990s and their daughter, Elizabeth, was born in 1995. Malorie Blackman has written more than fifty children’s books and is planning on writing for many years to come. Her work has won over fifteen awards and continuous praise in reviews.
Not only does Malorie write books and short stories but she is also a play and script writer. Malorie Blackmans television scripts include episodes of the children’s drama Byker Grove, as well as television adaptations of her novels Whizziwig and Pig-Heart Boy. Her books have been translated into over fifteen languages including Spanish, Welsh, German, Japanese, Chinese and French.
Her first novel, Not So Stupid!, was a selected title for the 1991 Feminist Book Fortnight, and Malorie participated in the first BBC TV Black Women’s Screenwriting Workshop in 1991.
Malorie’s new book, entitled Unheard Voices, published in March 2007, is based on the theme of slavery, to mark the 200th anniversary of the termination of the slave trade act in Britain.
Malorie Blackman’s award-winning Noughts & Crosses series, exploring love, racism, and violence, is set in a fictional despair. The story is followed by the short story of An Eye For An Eye then Knife Edge.
... . The reader can literally do anything with this story. The reason this book is special is because it is about triplet girls ... is a dream. Reality is where my story takes place. The cover of my book will have a picture of the mansion ... happens next. This is a nonfiction book. The events that take place throughout this story could actually take place in life today ...
*ACHIEVMENTS OF MALORIE* *BLACKMAN*
1994 WH Smith Mind-Boggling Book Award Hacker
1994 Young Telegraph/Gimme 5 Children’s Book of the Year Award Hacker
1996 Young Telegraph/Fully Booked Children’s Book of the Year Award Thief!
1997 Excelle/Write Thing Children’s Author of the Year Award
1997 Stockport Children’s Book Award (Key Stage 3) A.N.T.I.D.O.T.E
1998 Carnegie Medal (shortlist) Pig-Heart Boy
1998 UKRA Award Pig-Heart Boy
1999 Wirral Children’s Book of the Year Award Pig-Heart Boy
2000 BAFTA (best drama) Pig-Heart Boy
2000 Race and Media Best Drama Award Pig-Heart Boy
2000 Royal Television Society Award (Children’s Drama) Pig-Heart Boy
2000 Stockport Children’s Book Award (Key Stage 4) Tell Me No Lies
2001 Chicago TV Festival (shortlist) Pig-Heart Boy
2001 Prix Danube Children’s Jury Prize Pig-Heart Boy
2002 Children’s Book Award Noughts & Crosses
2002 Lancashire County Library Children’s Book of the Year Award Noughts & Crosses
2002 Sheffield Children’s Book Award Noughts & Crosses
2003 Wirral Children’s Book of the Year Award Noughts & Crosses
2004 Fantastic Fiction Award Noughts & Crosses
2004 Nestlé Smarties Book Prize (Silver Award) (6-8 years category) Cloud Bursting
Beans calls her dad “Gadgetman” because of the weird and wonderful gadgets he comes up with – everything from exploding biscuits to Spy Kits. But when Gadgetman accidentally invents a device that could be used to steal millions of pounds, the wrong people find out and Gadgetman is kidnapped!
It’s up to Beans, her friends and her trusty Spy Kit to track down the kidnappers and find Gadgetman. But can she find Gadgetman before he is forced to hand over the details of his invention..?
TELL ME NO LIES
Gemma cuts out pictures for her scrapbook – pictures of mothers, like the one she will never, ever see again.
Mike is a new boy at school; a boy who is desperate not to be noticed – who has a secret so terrible it will haunt him for ever.
... screenplays, and six miscellaneous books. His two autobiographies included, Boys-Tales of Childhood and Going Solo. His children's books consisted of; The BFG ... got the idea of "The Trunchbull" in the book Matilda. In his later years during his time in the Royal Air Force ... eventually got divorced. He then married Felicity Crossland. A few years passed and he died. Roald Dahl died of a rare ...
But Gemma’s sure she’s seen Mike’s face before. And now she’s out to get him.
It’s a normal Friday evening for Elliot – until the police knock on the door and tell him his mum’s in serious trouble! A security video clearly shows her breaking into a giant pharmaceutical company on behalf of A.N.T.I.D.O.T.E, the environmental action group.
Elliot can hardly believe it. His mums a secretary, isn’t she? Not a SPY! And even worse – now she’s on the run…
VIMS – the Virtual Interactive Mobile System – is the creation of Dominic’s scientist mum. And it’s amazing. An artificial intelligence masterpiece controlled by a single glove and a special pair of glasses, it can disarm a car bomb, search through underground pipes – or hold a baby…
But then VIMS attacks violently and without warning, and Dominic realizes it is no longer a fantastic game. It’s a DANGEROUS REALITY!
NOUGHTS AND CROSSES
TELL ME NO LIES
THE STUFF OF NIGHTMARES
Moving to the country because her parents want to run a dilapidated old hotel is not 11-year-old Nova’s idea of fun. But meeting the hotel’s resident ghost makes it a bit more bearable for Nova – especially as he’s a gorgeous teenage boy, with problems of his own to sort out!
THE STUFF OF NIGHTMARES
Kyle has always been afraid of things, especially dying. But when he gets on the train that is taking him and his class on a school trip, he has no idea how close to death he is going to come. Death enters the train and Kyle moves with him, past his friends, who are frozen in time, in life-or-death situations. Kyle finds that he can pick up on their deepest, darkest fears – real things that have happened to them, or may happen in the future, and sometimes their surreal nightmares too. Kyle realises that he isn’t the only one who has buried fears and, more importantly, he now burns with the desire to live, and to live without fear. But will death release him?
... tank explodes with Robert pinned inside and he burns to death. Now, months later, Andy can't stop blaming ... deals with it in a different way. The whole book focuses on how Andy deals with the tragedy. ... the United States/ Southeast. The style of the book was a lot of play on words, a lot ... teen student he is present throughout most of the book. This character is sensitive to other peoples feelings. ...
When Vicky’s father is arrested on a charge of stealing over a million pounds from the bank where he works, she is determined to prove his innocence. Helped by her brother and his best friend, Vicky decides to try to find the real thief by hacking into the bank’s computer system.
Book: NOUGHTS AND CROSSES
Author: MALORIE BLACKMAN
The world is divided in two, the dark-skinned crosses and the light-skinned noughts. The crosses are the rulers, the privileged race. The noughts are second class citizens, the slaves of the powerful crosses and still without equal rights in a world torn apart by race and class.
Sephy is a cross, callum is a nought. Their childhood friendship turns into love. But when times get harder and racism takes over; Callum and Sephy are torn apart.
Noughts and Crosses is sometimes distressing, sometimes disturbing, sometimes powerfully sad.
It is a novel that will one day be a classic, if it isn’t already. This book moved me, inspired me and made me realise how lucky we are nowadays. Adult or child, everyone should read this.
Noughts and Crosses is followed by Knife Edge and Checkmate, the second and third books in this powerful trilogy.