Sarah Crossan is a poet and novelist. In May 2018, she was announced as Ireland’s fifth Laureate na nÓg. The theme for her laureateship is #WeAreThePoets – a two-year project inspiring young people to express themselves through poetry and verse. Sarah’s novels The Weight of Water and Apple and Rain were shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal and the CBI Book of the Year Award. In 2016, her verse novel One won the CILIP Carnegie Medal, as well as The Bookseller YA Book Prize, the CLiPPA Poetry Award, and many other awards. In 2017 Sarah published We Come Apart, a collaboration with Costa Children’s Book Award winner Brian Conaghan, which was also shortlisted for several awards. Sarah’s verse novel Moonrise won the Children’s Choice Award at the CBI Book of the Year Awards 2018 and is longlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal. Her new novel Toffee is published by Bloomsbury in May 2019.
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