Wendy Meddour

Wendy Meddour
Dr Wendy Meddour is an internationally successful children's author and the Director of Creative Writing at Exeter University. After gaining her PhD, she spent 8 years teaching English Literature at Oxford University, before publishing her debut children's book, which came second in the Branford Boase Award for Outstanding First Novel in 2012. Meddour has gone on to publish over 25 children's books with leading publishers, many of which have been translated into over 18 languages, including Arabic, Hebrew, German, Korean, Spanish and Russian. Winner of the Margaret Wise Brown Prize for Children's Literature in 2020, Meddour’s most recent children’s books are Lubna and Pebble, Tibble and Grandpa, Howard the Average Gecko and The Friendship Bench. Her stories are known for addressing difficult topics in a thoughtful, heart-warming and uplifting manner.