Malorie Blackman

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Malorie Blackman’s ‘dynamic imaginary worlds’ win her the PEN Pinter prize
Noughts & Crosses author praised by judges for ‘challenging issues of injustice in a way that is totally engaging’

Sarah Shaffi

21, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Noughts + Crosses review – stilted, confused and poorly executed
Season two of the Malorie Blackman adaptation sets out to be a chilling fable, a shaming call to action, but, sadly, it fails to make the transition from page to screen

Jack Seale

26, Apr, 2022 @10:32 PM

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TV tonight: Malorie Blackman’s Noughts + Crosses is back – with new surprises
The alternative-world reverse-race drama couldn’t feel more timely. Plus: Julia cooks up some comfort viewing. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Jack Seale and Hannah Verdier

26, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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The Guardian view on prescience in novels: reading the future | Editorial
Editorial: Literature can be surprisingly accurate in predicting what lies ahead


30, Jan, 2022 @6:25 PM

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Malorie Blackman on seeing her sci-fi novel about a pig heart transplant come true
When the children’s author wrote Pig Heart Boy in the late 1990s about a boy who has revolutionary surgery she knew that it might be possible one day

Malorie Blackman

25, Jan, 2022 @4:13 PM

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My favourite overlooked Black writer – by Bernardine Evaristo, Margaret Atwood and more
From the memoirs of a slave to the story of Britain’s first Black headteacher, leading writers including Malorie Blackman and David Olusoga choose the Black authors who fired their imaginations

Interviews by Lucy Knight

19, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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One in five shortlisted authors for top UK literary prizes in 2020 were black
Racial diversity has gradually increased, after no black authors were shortlisted in four of the years between 1996 and 2009

Aamna Mohdin, Tobi Thomas, Georgina Quach and Zala Šeško

01, Oct, 2021 @12:52 PM

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Young adult books round-up – review
The heart-rending final act of Malorie Blackman’s Noughts & Crosses saga, green-fingered teenagers and the spark for a new Netflix film work their magic

Fiona Noble

21, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Malorie Blackman: ‘Hope is the spark’
Malorie Blackman, the former children’s laureate, talks to Sian Cain about finishing her Noughts & Crosses series after 20 years, being namechecked by Stormzy and what inspired her to keep going through years of rejection

Sian Cain

11, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Children’s laureates campaign for £100m a year to fix primary school libraries
Current laureate Cressida Cowell leads demands to ringfence funds to renew ‘deteriorating’ facilities that fail to appeal to students

Sian Cain

12, Apr, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Lenny Henry tells black Britons: get Covid jab to avoid being left behind
Open letter by comic and other black cultural figures encourages wider vaccine take-up

Aamna Mohdin

29, Mar, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Stormzy dedicates video for song Superheroes to Chadwick Boseman
Promo ends with message: RIP Chadwick Boseman 1976-2020 ‘Forever a Superhero in our hearts’

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

09, Sep, 2020 @4:28 PM

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