Wendy Meddour grew up in Aberystwyth. After getting her PhD, she went to teach English Literature at Oxford University. Her debut children's book, A Hen in the Wardrobe, was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award for 'Outstanding First Novel', was selected as one of The Guardian's 'Best 50 diverse Children's Books since the 1950s' and won the John C Laurence Award for 'improving relations between the races'.
Wendy's best-selling 'Wendy Quill' series (illustrated by her daughter Mina May, who at only twelve years old, was one of the youngest professional illustrators in the world) has been translated into over ten languages (including Korean, Hebrew, Spanish and Slovakian) and one her latest books, 'How the Library (Not the Prince) Saved Rapunzel', has been described by the current children's laureate as 'simply brilliant'.
She's currently busy writing a series called 'The Secret Railway', as well as working on another collaboration with Mina May.
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Or contact her via her literary agent: @felicitytrew