Tim Bowler

Tim Bowler was born and brought up in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, and on leaving school read Swedish and Scandinavian Studies at the University of East Anglia. In 1990, Tim left teaching to become a full-time freelance translator and writer and truly grabbed the attention of the children’s publishing world in 1998 when he won the prestigious Carnegie Medal with his third novel, River Boy.

Since then Tim has gone from strength to strength, winning both the Angus Book Award and the Lancashire Libraries Children’s Book Award for his fourth novel, Shadows. He has also won the South Lanarkshire Book Award and the Stockton Libraries Award with his fifth novel, Storm Catchers.

Tim’s writing is beautifully lyrical, yet he is also able to create tense, action-packed thrillers. Both of these styles are combined in his sixth novel, Starseeker, which has been adapted for the stage. Frozen Fire won six awards and was followed by The Blade series, a sequence of eight shorter novels about a boy on the run.

Sea of Whispers, Night Runner and Game Changer (OUP) are Tim’s most recent novels.

Tim lives in Devon with his wife, Rachel.