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 - celebrated its first birthday in July. 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 July 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.


Out now! Pam Smy, the brilliant illustrator of LOB and THE BROCKENSPECTRE, has written and illustrated her own book, THORNHILL. It's something very special and is already getting attention. Read my review on the blog!