Chloe Daykin

Fiction Development, Novel

Photo of Chloe Daykin, Faber Academy's Writing for Children tutor in Newcastle

Chloe Daykin is a critically acclaimed and award-winning Faber children’s author (and occasional playwright).

Chloe’s debut novel Fish Boy was published by Faber in 2017 to critical acclaim. It was nominated for the Carnegie Medal, longlisted for the UKLA and shortlisted for the Branford Boase children’s debut of the year.

Chloe won the inaugural Julia Darling Fellowship to research her second novel The Boy Who Hit Play (Faber, 2018), travelling around the wild icy land of Norway and its many beautiful islands, then journeyed across the otherworldly land of Peru thanks to the support of Arts Council England.

Her third novel, Fire Girl Forest Boy, was published in June 2019 by Faber, and won the Gandys Children’s Travel Book of the Year.

Articles by Chloe Daykin

How to Write for Children

Always wanted to write for children but not sure where to start? Chloe Daykin, critically acclaimed and award-winning children’s author and tutor on Faber Academy's Writing for Children course, shares her tips on writing for a younger audience.

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