Jill Paton Walsh is the author of several highly praised novels for adults and many widely acclaimed children’s books.

Her adult novels include Lapsing, A School for Lovers, Knowledge of Angels - which was shortlisted for the 1994 Booker Prize - Goldengrove Unleaving, The Serpentine Cave and A Desert in Bohemia. She has also won many awards for her children’s literature, including the Whitbread Prize, the Universe Prize and the Smarties Award. She has three children and lives in Cambridge.

Jill Paton Walsh

All nominated books

Knowledge of Angels