Trish Cooke

Trish Cooke has written seventeen books for children including So Much, which won the 1994 Kurt Maschler Award, the Nestle Smarties Book Prize and the 1995 She/WH Smith’s Under Fives Book Prize. It was Highly Commended for the 1995 Kate Greenaway Medal and also won awards in France and South Africa.

Trish is also the author of The Diary Of A Young West Indian Immigrant, Full, Full, Full Of Love, illustrated by Paul Howard, Catch!, illustrated by Ken Wilson-Max, and Hey Crazy Riddle published by Frances Lincoln. Her most recent book is Look Back, illustrated by Caroline Binch.

Trish was a presenter on the BBC’s children’s television programme Playdays. She also appeared on You And Me and hosted the radio programme 12345. She has acted in and written plays for theatre, radio and television, both for children and adults. Her children’s television scriptwriting credits include The Tweenies and Mags And Mo and she has participated in the BBC Children’s Drama New Writing Initiative.

Trish lives in Bingley, West Yorkshire.