Anne Fine

Anne Fine was the second Children's Laureate and has twice been voted Children's Author of the Year. The author of over 70 books for children, she has won most of the major prizes, including the Carnegie Medal (twice), the Whitbread Children's Book Award (twice) and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. Her books are frequently funny, often cover difficult family or social topics, and always emotionally sophisticated. She has a knack for imagining herself into the emotional landscape of others.