I'm the author of many books, including the acclaimed novels The Cut, Losing Faith and This Is The Day and the bestselling Encyclopaedia Of Classic 80s Pop. I've also written the irreverent politics primer X Marks The Box, the lighthearted parenting guide Dadlands, and books on nostalgia and collecting. Recently I wrote the Number One bestseller Doctor Who: Autonomy for BBC Books, featuring the 10th incarnation of the Doctor as played by David Tennant.
Shadow Runners, my new novel for readers aged 11 and over (although anybody younger is welcome to have a go at it too!) is out now in the UK with publishers Chicken House, and will go worldwide in 2013. My work is published in several languages including French, German, Portuguese, Finnish, Turkish, Slovenian and Arabic. I live on the edge of Sheffield, in the north of England, with my wife Rachel and our two children. I often visit schools to do talks and workshops for children. Please click the link on the menu above if you are interested in booking me.