About the Author
David Whitley was born in Chester in 1984. At the age of seventeen he was shortlisted for the Kathleen Fidler Award for a children's novel and at twenty he won the Cheshire Prize for Literature for a children's short story. TV quiz fans will have spotted David on BBC2's University Challenge
, when he was a member of Oxford's Corpus Christi team who became Series Champions in 2005. In 2009 he published his debut, The Midnight Charter
, which sold in 18 countries and 12 languages around the world. The Children of the Lost
is his second book.