Sally Gardner is an award-winning novelist from London. Her books have been translated into 22 languages and have sold more than one million copies in the UK.
Her historical novel for older readers, 'I, Coriander', won the Smarties Children's Book Prize in 2005.
Next came two thrillers set at the time of the French Revolution, 'The Red Necklace' and 'The Silver Blade', shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in 2009. Actor Dominic West (The Wire) has bought the film rights to both titles.
Sally Gardner's stories for middle readers include 'Lucy Willow' and the popular Magical Children series.
Her fourth novel, 'The Double Shadow' will be published in November 2011.
Sally continues to be an avid spokesperson for Dyslexia, working to change the way it is perceived by society. She is dyslexic and argues that it's not a disability, but a gift.