Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, London SE10 9LS, United Kingdom
Malorie earned a Higher National Certificate at Thames Polytechnic.
National Film and Television School, Station Rd, Beaconsfield HP9 1LG, United Kingdom
Malorie is a graduate of the National Film and Television School.
Blackman receives BAFTA for Best Drama
Malorie at her working place
(Jackson Winstanley Sweettooth (or Jack for short) is a mo...)
Jackson Winstanley Sweettooth (or Jack for short) is a mouse who lives with Matthew and the rest of the Bailey family. He gets the blame for a lot of things - Mrs. Bailey thinks he's swallowed her ruby and nibbled at Shani's birthday cake. And Jack's biggest enemy is Beauregard Battersby-Bunge, the pesky ginger cat from next door. But everything gets better when another mouse, Blossom, comes to stay with the Baileys - soon Blossom and Jack are the best of friends!
(What can Lizzie do when big-headed Jake challenges her to...)
What can Lizzie do when big-headed Jake challenges her to a race in space? She's got to beat him. But Jake has a super-duper, deluxe new spaceship that runs on special fuel. Zoom to Pluto and back with this super pace story from award-winning author, Malorie Blackman.
(It’s a normal Friday evening for Elliot - until the polic...)
It’s a normal Friday evening for Elliot - until the police knock on the door and tell him his mum’s in serious trouble! A security video clearly shows her breaking into a giant pharmaceutical company on behalf of the environmental action group A.N.T.I.D.O.T.E. Elliot can hardly believe it. His mom’s a secretary, isn’t she? Not a SPY! And even worse - now she’s gone on the run.
(A singing ant, a silly wolf and a mighty mouse are just s...)
A singing ant, a silly wolf and a mighty mouse are just some of the characters in this mini collection of everyone's favourite fables. After all, it's never too late to learn a new moral or two! This story is a magic bean. It may not look much like a bean, but I can promise you that it is. For if you plant it in a young mind, it will grow into a love of story and reading. These beans are favourite fairytales and legends that will delight, thrill and thoroughly entertain. Each story has been brilliantly crafted by one of the best-loved writers for children.
(Gemma longs for her lost mother, taking comfort from the ...)
Gemma longs for her lost mother, taking comfort from the cuttings in her scrapbook; pictures of mothers who loved their children come what may. Mike is new to the area; a boy with a terrible secret to hide. A secret about his missing mother. Gemma and Mike - two kids hurt by their past and now inextricably linked. Their effect on each other's lives will be explosive.
(Callum is a naught, a second-class citizen in a society r...)
Callum is a naught, a second-class citizen in a society run by the ruling Crosses. Sephy is a Cross, and daughter of the man slated to become prime minister. In their world, white naughts and black Crosses simply don't mix - and they certainly don't fall in love. But that's exactly what they've done.
(When the mysterious stranger shows up at Nova's parents' ...)
When the mysterious stranger shows up at Nova's parents' hotel, she thinks her luck has changed - until she realizes she's the only one who can see him. Liam explains he's been here a long time. And he can never leave, no matter how hard he tries. Soon, Nova begins to piece his tragic story together. But she's hiding a secret of her own - one she's desperate to keep from her family. And now Liam's found her out.
(Persephone Hadley is six months pregnant with a mixed-rac...)
Persephone Hadley is six months pregnant with a mixed-race baby. In their society this fact alone will threaten the child's life every day. To make matters worse, the baby's father, Callum, is dead. He was hanged for terrorism months ago, but his presence still torments Sephy. And she's not alone. Callum's brother, Jude, blames Sephy for the death, and thirsts for revenge in the form of her life.
(In March 1807, the British Parliament passed an Act makin...)
In March 1807, the British Parliament passed an Act making the trading and transportation of slaves illegal. It was many years before slavery, as it was known then, was abolished, and slavery still continues today in different ways, but it was a big step forward towards the empancipation of a people.
(Years after a violent war destroyed much of the world, Ka...)
Years after a violent war destroyed much of the world, Kaspar has grown up in a society based on peace and harmony. But beyond the city walls, a vicious band of rebels are plotting to tear this peace apart. It is up to the Guardians - an elite peacekeeping force - to protect the city, without ever resorting to the brutal methods of their enemy. When Kaspar joins the Guardians, he has a chance encounter with a rebel - a beautiful girl named Rhea. Haunted from that moment on by strange visions and memories - memories that could only belong to Rhea - he realises he hasn't been told the truth about what the rebels really want, and what he's really fighting for.
(Eleven Doctors, eleven months, eleven stories: a year-lon...)
Eleven Doctors, eleven months, eleven stories: a year-long celebration of Doctor Who! The most exciting names in children's fiction each create their own unique adventure about the time-travelling Time Lord. When the TARDIS lands on Skaro, the Seventh Doctor and Ace are shocked to discover the planet has become the universal centre of learning, populated by a race of peace-loving Daleks. Ever suspicious of his archenemies' motives, the Doctor learns of a threat that could literally tear the universe apart.
(It is the long-awaited new novel in legendary author Malo...)
It is the long-awaited new novel in legendary author Malorie Blackman's ground-breaking Noughts & Crosses series - perfect for fans of The Handmaid's Tale and The Power. Thirty-four years have passed since Sephy Hadley - a Cross - first met Callum McGregor - a nought. Their love was forbidden, powerful - and deadly. Life is seemingly very different now for noughts and Crosses - including for Sephy and Callum's families. But old wounds from the past are hard to heal, and when you're playing a game as dangerous as they are, it won't be long before someone gets caught in the crossfire.
Malorie earned a Higher National Certificate at Thames Polytechnic and is a graduate of the National Film and Television School.
Malorie worked as a system programmer before embarking on her writing career. Her first literary work was published at the age of 28 and till now she has authored over sixty books.
Some writers are born with the uncanny ability to reach their audience and positively influence them and Blackman is one such example. She has tried to reach her younger audience through her short stories, picture books, novels, and television shows. She has penned television scripts for several famous children’s TV dramas for CITV and BBC Education. Some of these television shows include Byker Grove, Whizziwig and Pig Heart Boy. She also wrote two stage plays, titled The Amazing Birthday and Noughts and Crosses.
Her first book, published in 1990, was a collection of science fiction and horror stories for young adults, entitled Not So Stupid!: Incredible Short Stories. It was followed by a young adult novel Trust Me and number of children’s books. Her first children’s novel, Hacker, follows the story of a young girl Vicky, who hacks into a bank’s computer to find evidence that substantiates her father’s innocence in a bank robbery that he has been accused of. Blackman’s computer science background played an instrumental role in her creation of interesting plots for her books. Another science fiction story, Thief, is about teleportation of a child into the future for apparently committing a crime. Pig-Heart Boy revolves around a teen in need of heart transplantation. Later the book was adapted into a TV drama which won the prestigious BAFTA award in children’s drama category.
In 2001, Blackman began writing her highly acclaimed young adult novel series, titled The Noughts & Crosses. This five-volume series addresses the issue of racism, ethnicity, and violence. Most of the characters featured in her works are black, but it was not until this series that she openly acknowledged the issue of black’s identity. The author reverses the situation of black and white people. Instead of black being the oppressed minority, they are depicted as the ruling class called ‘Noughts’ and the whites, ‘Crosses’, are the have-nots in this dystopia. There is a romantic angle to the story that focuses on the impossible love affair between two youths belonging to different social stations. It is one of the most read young adult novels, according to a survey conducted by BBC in 2003. Her most recent book of this series was published in August 2019.
In 2007 she collected stories and poems for the book Unheard Voices, commemorating the bicentenary anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade, and in 2009 she contributed to Free?, a book of stories celebrating Human Rights.
(It’s a normal Friday evening for Elliot - until the polic...)1997
(Eleven Doctors, eleven months, eleven stories: a year-lon...)2013
(It is the long-awaited new novel in legendary author Malo...)2019
(When the mysterious stranger shows up at Nova's parents' ...)2002
(Gemma longs for her lost mother, taking comfort from the ...)1999
(A singing ant, a silly wolf and a mighty mouse are just s...)1998
(Jackson Winstanley Sweettooth (or Jack for short) is a mo...)1995
(Years after a violent war destroyed much of the world, Ka...)2013
(In March 1807, the British Parliament passed an Act makin...)2007
(What can Lizzie do when big-headed Jake challenges her to...)1997
(Callum is a naught, a second-class citizen in a society r...)2001
(Persephone Hadley is six months pregnant with a mixed-rac...)2004
In August 2014, Malorie Blackman was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian opposing Scottish independence in the run-up to September's referendum on that issue.
In her award-winning Noughts & Crosses series Blackman explores such themes as racism and violence. Explaining her choice of title, in a 2007 interview for the BBC's Blast website, Blackman said that noughts and crosses is "one of those games that nobody ever plays after childhood, because nobody ever wins". She also reuses some details from her own experience, including an occasion when she needed a plaster and found they were designed to be inconspicuous only on white people's skin.
In her free time, Malorie likes to play her piano, compose, play computer games and write poetry.
Malorie Blackman lives with her husband Neil and daughter Elizabeth in Kent, England.