Marcus Sedgwick
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Marcus Sedgwick

MARCUS SEDGWICK was born and raised in East Kent in the south-east of England. He now lives in the French Alps.

He is the winner of many prizes, most notably the 2014 Michael L. Printz Award for his novel Midwinterblood. Marcus has also received two Printz Honors, for Revolver in 2011 and The Ghosts of Heaven in 2016, giving him the most citations to date for America's most prestigious book prize for writing for young adults. Other notable award winning books include Floodland, Marcus' first novel, which won the Branford-Boase Award in 2001, a prize for the best debut novel for children published in the UK each year; My Swordhand is Singing, which won the Booktrust Teenage Prize for 2007, and Lunatics and Luck, part of The Raven Mysteries series, which won a Blue Peter Book Award in 2011.

His books have been shortlisted for over forty other awards, including the Carnegie Medal (seven times), the Edgar Allan Poe Award (twice) and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize (four times). He has been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award three times, in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Marcus was Writer in Residence at Bath Spa University for three years, reviews for The Guardian newspaper and teaches creative writing at Arvon and Ty Newydd. He has judged numerous books awards, including the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Costa Book Awards. He has illustrated some of his books, and has provided wood-engravings for a couple of private press books.

www.marcussedgwick.com

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    • Revolver

    • By: Marcus Sedgwick
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Revolver is a compelling frontier survival story, crafted with the intensity and precision of a one-act play....

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    • By Chris Coyne on 11-23-14

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    • Midwinterblood

    • By: Marcus Sedgwick
    • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
    • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
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    Seven stories of passion and love separated by centuries but mysteriously intertwined - this is a tale of horror and beauty, tenderness and sacrifice....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not your traditional love story!

    • By Savannah on 08-23-15

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    • Flood and Fang

    • The Raven Mysteries, Book 1
    • By: Marcus Sedgwick
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
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    As self-appointed Guardian of Otherhand Castle, Edgar's alarmed when a nasty looking black tail slinks off under the rhubarb plants, kitchen maids go missing and the castle begins to flood....

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    • By sharon on 10-29-16

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    • The Foreshadowing

    • By: Marcus Sedgwick
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    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
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    It is 1915. 17-year-old Sasha Fox is the privileged only daughter of a respected doctor living in Brighton. But her brothers, Edgar and Tom, have gone to war and Sasha has a terrible gift. She can see the future....

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    • By Christy on 03-01-15

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    • The Book of Dead Days

    • By: Marcus Sedgwick
    • Narrated by: Roger Rees
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
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    The days between Christmas and New Year's Eve are dead days, when spirits roam and magic shifts restlessly just beneath the surface of our lives....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Middling, and that's being nice.

    • By Chandra on 11-15-04

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    • Raven Mysteries 2: Ghosts and Gadgets

    • By: Marcus Sedgwick
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
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    Second title in Marcus Sedgwick's brand new series of quirky tales of mystery featuring Edgar the raven and the strange Otherhand family....

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    • The Dark Flight Down

    • By: Marcus Sedgwick
    • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
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    Boy has survived the terrors of life with the magician Valerian, dark magic, and deadly chases, but he is still on the run....

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    • By James on 11-18-08

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    • Killing the Dead

    • By: Marcus Sedgwick
    • Narrated by: Trevor White
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
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    We need to speak of the dead. We need to speak for the dead, for they cannot speak for themselves....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Liked it

    • By Dora on 05-14-18

    Regular price: $3.26

    • Lunatics and Luck

    • Book 3 of the Raven Mysteries
    • By: Marcus Sedgwick
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Join the wonderfully weird Other hand family and their faithful guardian....

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