Kelly McCaughrain is a YA writer from Belfast, published by Walker Books.
Her debut novel, Flying Tips for Flightless Birds, won an unprecedented hat-trick of awards from Children’s Books Ireland, including Book of the Year. It also won the NI Book Award and was nominated for the Carnegie Medal.
Her second book, Little Bang, is released 4th January 2024.
She was the QUB Children’s Writing Fellow for NI 2019-21 and set up The Blank Page to offer support and resources to schools who want to set up creative writing clubs.
She also volunteers with Fighting Words NI as a mentor for their teen writer’s group, Write Club, and is passionate about the benefits of creativity for young people.