Anthony McGowan is one of the most widely acclaimed young adult and children’s authors in the U.K. His books have won numerous major awards. In 2020, he was awarded the CILIP Carnegie Medal for Lark. He was also shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal with Rook and won the Booktrust Teenage Prize and the Catalyst Award for Henry Tumour. His YA novel The Knife That Killed Me was made into a critically lauded film in 2014. Anthony lives in London, with his wife, two children, and dog.