Hi, I’m Catherine Bruton – a novelist, journalist, teacher and author of multi-award nominated fiction for children and young adults, including ‘No Ballet Shoes in Syria’ (The Times Children’s Book of the Week: ‘a moving, textured story … Ballet Shoes for the 21st Century’ and ‘We Can be Heroes’ now a family feature, starring Alison Steadman and Phil Davies.

Here you can find out all about me, my writing, my latest novel No Ballet Shoes in Syria (‘Wise, kind and unputdownable’ – Costa Winner, Hilary McKay) my critically acclaimed debut We Can be Heroes (‘Remarkable – witty, wise and compelling’ – The Sunday Times) the follow- up Pop! (which earned me the title ‘One of the finest teen writers of recent years’ – The Guardian) as well as the multi- award nominated I Predict a Riot (‘Powerful, thought-provoking, gripping’ – The Telegraph). Find out more about the film adaption of We Can Be Heroes, described as ‘an important film for the UK … a thought-provoking essay on what is happening in our country’ (The Edinburgh Reporter). And much more!

You can check out what I’m up to on my blog and find out how to contact me. I can be booked for workshops/events in schools or book festivals and love hearing from fans of my work.




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