Anthony McGowan’s first novel, Stag Hunt, was published to wide critical acclaim in 2004. An equally praised sequel, Mortal Coli, came out in 2005. In the same year, Hellbent, his first novel for teenagers, was published. It was described by the Times as ‘a brilliantly nauseating thriller’ and was picked as a ‘book of the year’ in the Daily Telegraph. A second young-adult book, Henry Tumour, was published in April 2006. The Guardian described it as ‘very, very funny & also wise, sensitive and questioning’. Henry Tumour won the 2006 Booktrust Teenage Prize, the 2007 Catalyst Award, and has been short-listed for several other major awards. The Knife That Killed Me, was released in 2008. It was nominated for The Guardian Children’s Book Prize, Carnegie Medal, Young Minds Book Award, Booktrust Teenage Prize and several other regional awards. It was a Times ‘book of the year’. Anthony has also written widely for the press. He is a lecturer in creative writing at London Metropolitan University. He has an M.Phil, and a PhD on the concept of beauty.
St Mary's University, Twickenham 2009-11