Anthony McGowan

Children's writer, Writer for young adults, Novelist, Non-fiction writer
St Mary's University, Twickenham

Anthony McGowan has written critically acclaimed and award-winning fiction and non-fiction for adults, teenagers and younger children.

The author of over 40 books, his recent work includes The Art of Failing: Notes from the Underdog (2017), a humorous account of the writer’s life; How to Teach Philosophy to Your Dog (2019), a quirky introduction to philosophy; and Lark (2019), the culmination of his YA quartet, The Truth of Things, which won the 2020 CILIP Carnegie Medal.

He has a PhD in philosophy, and has taught creative writing at London Met, Royal Holloway, and the Faber Academy.

Anthony McGowan

Fellowships

St Mary's University, Twickenham 2020/21
St Mary's University, Twickenham 2009-11