Adele Geras: Poet, Novelist and Children’s Author

There’s only one challenge: to write the best book you can and then try not to fret too much about what happens to it when it goes out into the world.

— Adele Geras on the challenges writers face, Conversations with Writers, December 11, 2006.

Award winning poet and novelist, Adele Geras is one of the most versatile and prolific writers currently living in the United Kingdom. Over the past 30 years, she has written more than 90 books for children, nine novels for young adults and three novels for adults.

Her novel Troy was shortlisted for the Whitbread Children’s Book Award in 2000 and was highly commended for the Library Association Carnegie Medal in 2001. The novel was also a Boston Globe Honor Book.

Geras has published one poetry collection, Voices from the Dolls’ House (Rockingham Press) and has won several awards for her poetry.

Facing the Light, her first adult novel, was published by Orion in March 2003 and sold rights in 22 countries. Her second adult novel, Hester’s Story, came out in 2005 and her third, Made in Heaven in 2006.

In an interview which appears on Conversations with Writers, Adele Geras speaks about her writing.

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