Anne Fine is one of our most distinguished writers for children. She has written over fifty highly acclaimed books and has won numerous awards, including the Guardian Childrens Fiction Prize and both the Whitbread Childrens Book of the Year and the Carnegie Medal twice over. Anne was appointed the Childrens Laureate from 2001-3, and her work has been translated into over forty languages. In 2003 she became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was awarded an OBE. Anne lives in County Durham.