Malorie Blackman has written over sixty books for children and young adults, including the Noughts & Crosses series, Noble Conflict and Chasing the Stars. Many of her books have been adapted for stage and television, including a BAFTA award-winning BBC production of Pig-Heart Boy and a Pilot Theatre stage adaptation of Noughts & Crosses.
There is also a major BBC production of Noughts & Crosses slated for later this year. In 2008, Malorie received an OBE for her services to children’s literature, and between 2013 and 2015 was the Children’s Laureate. Most recently Malorie has written for the Doctor Who series on BBC One, and the fifth novel in her Noughts & Crosses series, Crossfire, will be published in August 2019.