About the Author


Michelle Magorian trained for the theatre at the Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama in the late sixties and at Marcel Marceau’s L’Ecole Internationale de Mime in Paris. She has a postgraduate Certificate in Film Studies (BFI/London University) and an Honorary Doctorate (Portsmouth University). 

 Her first novel Goodnight Mister Tom has won awards in the UK, America and Australia and has been translated into eleven languages. It has been read on the radio and as an audio book by Patrick Malahide

As Mikki Magorian she has performed in plays, musicals and one-woman shows, has written lyrics for Gary Carpenter (for the musical version of Goodnight Mister Tom,) Stephen Keeling, Bob Buckley and Alexander L’Estrange. A few years after the musical was performed in Manchester and Ipswich, it was screened on television starring the late John Thaw, winning seven television awards including a BAFTA.