Grant is mainly known as a children's writer but has published adult
short stories and poetry.
Shortlisted: Carnegie Award.
Runner-up: Guardian Children's Fiction award.
Winner: Acorn Award Publications
Picture Books, including 'Little Blue Car' (Orchard).
Novels, including 'Private-Keep Out' (Heinemann/Harper Collins).
Young Adult Novels including 'The Revolutionary's Daughter' (Heinemann).
Short stories: BBC, Magazines.
Poetry: Meridian etc.
Work has been translated into many languages.
Gwen will give talks, readings and workshops in venues such as schools,
prisons, art galleries, museums, detention centres, Women's centres,
to contact Gwen Grant to book an appearance
held an afternoon writing workshop for the children of the Nottingham
City Libraries Summer School in July/August 2000, Adventures in Cyberspace.
Here is some of their writing:
Kiss of Death
Lisa went in a field to see the stars in the sky. On the field a man
came to her he had red dark eyes and black dark hair. He gave her
a kiss she droped on the floor deadthen the man was gione when he
did it. Then one day her mum came out and found her dead on the floor
in the field.
Her mum ran in crying. "Oh no, " she said.
Then she went to sleep at night. The man came again and took her away.
Then Lisa was not the same again.
the box. It's a shocking sight and a flash fire jumped out of the
box. A bot comes into the room and his face glows up and his name
is Ben. He said "I wish to go to Disneyland" and Caboom! Wow, Disneyland!
was stuck in Disneyland.
He met a goblin and the goblin said "Come with me and you will see--
come, come come.. with me and you will definitiley see.
Ben said "No!" and he went on the rollercoaster. The rollercoaster
broke down and he fell and he was dead.
day I went to the market and my mum looked at a magic box. Mum brought
a magic box and when we got home I opened the magic box.
I looked into the magic box, there was a magic football, and I put
my dog in the box and my dog turned into a red dog, he ran out of
the house into a spooky forest.
the dark forest amongst the trees his eyes were popping out all around
him. Ten dogs came running to help him. The eyes were wolves and bears
and monkeys and all eleven dogs ran to the red dog's house.
night I found a box. The box was red, stripy, the box was a square
and it was about the size of a computer. But when I opened the box
it smelled like smoke. I really wanted to eat a burger, just then
there was a green flashing light. When I put my hand in it, it sucked
me in. When I fell onto the floor but the box now was much bigger
than a pub it had 5 robots when I touched the robot I went back home.
at the disco
is the day of our school disco. I need to find someone to go with.
Oh no I have just bumped into this boy called Jordan. Oops sorry.
Jordan said I was just asking would you go to the disco with me.
Of course I will.
That's my date sorted I said.
When I went home to get dressed I wore a back out top and my v skirt.
My friend Shyann wore her back out v top and some pedal pushers, Shadie
wore back out v top and some v quarter lengths. Shearealyn wore her
long dress. Anthony, Ricky, Lewis, Jordan, Steven wore their posh
suits. My dad hired a lemazine for us to go to the disco in. We was
all being shy in the lemazine. When we got to the disco every one
started to look at us as we came out of the car.