Annabel Pitcher is

…a multi award-winning author of books for children and young people, whose work is published in 25 territories

…also a knackered mother of three young sons


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POSTED ON 11/11/18

The Last Days of Archie Maxwell has been nominated for the 2019 Carnegie Medal. Many thanks to all the librarians who gave it t…


Dads leave home all the time. It’s not that unusual, really. Jack’s dad ran off with another woman. So did Mo’s. But Archie’s? That’s a different story – a story that Archie must keep to himself at all costs...

Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2019

Pitcher packs a novel's worth of emotion into this slim volume

The Irish Times

My name is Tess Turner – at least, that’s what I’ve always been told.

I have a voice, but it isn’t mine. It used to say things so I’d fit in. It used to tell the universe I was something I wasn’t. It lied.

It never occurred to me that everyone else was lying, too…

Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016

Pitcher excels at the emotional tangles of adolescence ... Another winner from the author of the bestselling Ketchup Clouds

The Daily Mail

Fourteen-year-old Zoe has a dark and terrible secret that she dare not confess to anyone. But one day she hears of a criminal on death row who knows all about secrets. And lies. And betrayal. Desperate to confide in someone, Zoe picks up a pen.

These are the letters that she wrote.

Winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2013

Powerful and utterly original

The Sun

Ten-year-old Jamie hasn’t cried since it happened. He knows he should have: Jasmine cried; Mum cried; Dad still cries. Roger didn’t, but then he is just a cat and didn’t know Rose that well, really.

Five years after the terrorist attack, life is worse than ever. Dad drinks. Mum’s gone. And Jamie’s left with questions that he must answer for himself.

Winner of the Branford Boase Award 2012

It's funny. It's truthful. It lives off the page. It has a warmth you can bask in; an honesty you can cut with a knife

The Guardian