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Berlie Doherty Bio 2021

Berlie Doherty writes novels, plays, stories and poetry for all ages, and is translated into over twenty languages.

She has written over 60 books, including her best-selling Street Child and much-loved Blue John. Several of her books have been dramatised for radio, television and the stage.

She has won many awards including the Carnegie Medal twice (Dear Nobody and Granny was a Buffer Girl, both of which were set in Sheffield).

Her subjects cover many different genres, from folk and fairy tales, ghost  stories and love stories, fantasy and historical fiction to enduring contemporary family novels.

She lived in Sheffield for many years and now lives in Edale.


You can visit her website at

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