Author of fiction for adults and children

Welcome to the website of award-winning author Linda Newbery. Here you can read about publications, news and events, using the links.

The Blog, Between the Pages, features mainly reviews of fiction and non-fiction, with the occasional piece about work in progress or my backlist titles.

Photograph by Chris Normandale
Photograph by Chris Normandale



WRITERS REVIEW - a blog I host with friends Adele Geras and Celia Rees - celebrates its first birthday this week. We post a new book review every Monday - fiction, non-fiction and occasional poetry. Pieces are written by ourselves and by guest contributors. Recently we've posted a tribute to the poet and novelist Helen Dunmore, and we were honoured to welcome Tracy Chevalier, author of GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING, as our anniversary guest. Follow WRITERS REVIEW on Twitter for regular updates. 


I am completing work on a new novel for David Fickling Books, which will be published in or around June 2018.


Out now: UNTIL WE WIN, the struggle for Votes for Women, seen through the eyes of seventeen-year-old Lizzie. It's published by Barrington Stoke.


THE BROCKENSPECTRE, with beautiful illustrations by Pam Smy, is now out in paperback from Penguin Random House.


This website includes a new PHOTOGRAPHY page.


Coming in August: Pam Smy, the brilliant illustrator of LOB and THE BROCKENSPECTRE, has written and illustrated her own book, THORNHILL. I have seen an advance copy and can promise you that it is very special indeed ... More on publication!