Winner of the Branford Boase Award 2001. Marcus Sedgwick's novels have been shortlisted for major awards including the Guardian Children's Book Award, the Carnegie Medal and the Blue Peter Book Award. FLOODLAND, his first novel, won the Branford Boase Award in 2001, acknowledging Marcus Sedgwick as 'an exceptional new talent'. His books have sold over 125,370 copies. He has been published in 13 languages. Works in publishing and is known to many booksellers. Author's own woodcuts decorate the text.
Marcus Sedgwick has worked in children's publishing for ten years and before that he was a bookseller. He is also a stone carver and wood engraver and illustrates all his novels. FLOODLAND was hailed as 'a dazzling debut from a new writer of exceptional talent'.
Entirely deserving of the Branford Boase Award, Floodland is a stunning debut novel that precluded more literary brilliance to follow. * Marty Mulrooney, ALTERNATIVE MAGAZINE ONLINE *