Sally Nicholls

Children's Author

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Sally Nicholls


Associate Agent: Emily Talbot
Assistant: Molly Jamieson


Latest Publications:

THINGS A BRIGHT GIRL CAN DO (7th September 2017, Andersen Press)

Through rallies and marches, in polite drawing rooms and freezing prison cells and the poverty-stricken slums of the East End, three courageous young women join the fight for the vote.

Evelyn is seventeen, and though she is rich and clever, she may never be allowed to follow her older brother to university. Enraged that she is expected to marry her childhood sweetheart rather than be educated, she joins the Suffragettes, and vows to pay the ultimate price for women's freedom.

May is fifteen, and already sworn to the cause, though she and her fellow Suffragists refuse violence. When she meets Nell, a girl who's grown up in hardship, she sees a kindred spirit. Together and in love, the two girls start to dream of a world where all kinds of women have their place.

But the fight for freedom will challenge Evelyn, May and Nell more than they ever could have imagined. 

Awards won:

WAYS TO LIVE FOREVER won numerous awards including the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize and the North East Book Award. It was also shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award and longlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal.

ALL FALL DOWN was longlisted for a 2013 UK Literacy Association Book Award and the 2013 CILIP Carnegie Medal.