Lesley Beake

Has written over eighty books and edited hundreds more while working as a commissioning editor with several major educational publishers. Many of her books are for the challenging age group 12-16 although she has written books for children of all ages from pre-school onwards. Some have been translated into languages as diverse as Swedish and Korean. Her books have won many awards, including the Sir Percy Fitzpatrick Award (twice) and the M-Net Prize for Literature and she was South Africa’s nominee for both the Astrid Lindgren and the Hans Christian Anderson Awards.

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