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Malorie Blackman


Award-winning English writer who is most widely known for her well-known Noughts and Crosses youthful adult reserve series. Her various other novels for kids include Whizziwig Profits, THE AREA Stowaway, and Procedure Gadgetman. She graduated from Britain’s Country wide Film and Tv School and started composing scripts for Byker Grove and various other children’s tv series. Her debut reserve, a assortment of brief stories for kids, was released in 1990. She uses the dystopian placing of her Noughts & Crosses series to explore designs of racism and assault. She was created in the Clapham community of London. She and her hubby, Neil, welcomed their little girl, Elizabeth, in 1995. She was referenced in the Tinie Tempah melody, Written in the Superstars, which reached #1 on UK singles graphs.

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Date Of Birth February 8, 1962
Place Of Birth London, England
Profession Young Adult Author
Education National Film and Television School, Marlborough College, University of Greenwich
Nationality British
Spouse Neil Morrison
Children Elizabeth Morrison
Nominations Carnegie Medal, Nestlé Smarties Book Prize
Movies Gadgetman
Star Sign Aquarius

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1 She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honors List for her services to Children's Literature.



Jackanory Junior 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Byker Grove 2004 TV Series written by - 2 episodes
Whole New Heart 2000 TV Movie
Pig Heart Boy 1999 TV Series writer - 6 episodes
Whizziwig 1998 TV Series script writer
Gadgetman 1996 TV Movie novel "Operation Gadgetman"
Frighteners 1996 TV Series



Black Is the New Black 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
How Video Games Changed the World 2013 TV Movie documentary Herself (as Malorie Blackman OBE)
My Life in Verse 2009 TV Series documentary
The 100 Greatest Family Films 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
Books for Boys: A Mission Impossible? 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2000 BAFTA Children's Award BAFTA Awards Best Drama Pig Heart Boy (1999) · Diana Kyle
· Kate Cheeseman

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