Peter Bunzl grew up in South London in a rambling Victorian house with three cats, two dogs, one little sister, an antique dealer dad, and an artist mum. As a child he found inspiration visiting TV and film sets, including James Bond and Postman Pat, where his mum worked as a costume designer.
After studying at art college and film school, Peter worked as an animator on commercials, pop videos, and two BAFTA-winning children’s TV series. He also wrote and directed several successful short films.
Peter’s debut novel Cogheart was nominated for lots of awards, including the Waterstones’ Children’s Book Prize, the Branford Boase Award and the Carnegie medal. It won the Awesome Book Award, the Dudley Teen Book Award and Sefton Super Reads. His follow up Moonlocket was shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Readers Award. Skycircus, the third book in the series, is out now!
Peter lives in North London with his partner Michael, a fox who visits their garden, and a clutter of house spiders.