Agent : Julia Churchill
Sarah Crossan grew up in Dublin and emigrated to the U.K. when she was six years old, later studying at The University of Warwick and The University of Cambridge. She worked as an English teacher for ten years, in both England and the United States, until becoming a full-time writer in 2012.
Sarah’s novels The Weight of Water and Apple and Rain were twice shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal and the CBI Book of the Year and in 2016, Sarah won the CILIP Carnegie Medal and CBI Book of the Year as well as the YA Book Prize, the CLiPPA Poetry Award, and many other awards for her novel, One, a novel in verse about a set of conjoined twins. In 2017 the Dutch translation of One, Een, won the Dioraphte Literature Prize and the German translation, Eins, received a double shortlisting for the prestigious Deutsche Jugendliteraturpreis. In 2017 Sarah published We Come Apart, her first collaboration with Costa Children’s Book Award winner Brian Conaghan, which was also shortlisted for several awards. Sarah’s latest novel for teenagers, Moonrise, has been shortlisted for the Costa Children’s Book Award, the CBI Book of the Year, the YA Book Prize and an Irish Book Award. In 2017 Sarah was chosen to represent Ireland for the Hay Festival in Aarhus, Denmark, in a celebration of children’s writing. Her short stories and poems have been included in several collections including Amnesty’s Here I Stand. Sarah is also the author of the dystopian novels Breathe and Resist.
Sarah’s novels have been translated into more than twenty languages and her debut, The Weight of Water, has been adapted for the stage four times. Several of her books have been optioned for film and TV.
Sarah continues to work in schools with teenagers.