My editor, Georgia Murray and I won the BRANFORD BOASE AWARD 2022 in July 2022 for DANNY CHUNG DOES NOT DO MATHS. It's a very special award which for debut children's authors and their editor. It has been won in the past by Struan Murray (Orphans of the Tide), Liz Hyder (Bearmouth) and M.G. Leonard (Beetle Boy). It was a very special ceremony at CLPE in London. Thank you judges!
My name is Maisie Chan and I am a British Chinese children's author! I like to write all kinds of things! My novels are set in contemporary life, but I've also written the Tiger Warrior series (under the name M. Chan) which are fantasy books for young readers, and I've retold fairytales, myths and legends. I like trying new things to see if I can do it!
My debut novel DANNY CHUNG DOES NOT DO MATHS won the Jhalak Children's and YA Prize 2022 in May! I'm so grateful to the judges and all of the readers who have taken time to read my novel. It was also one of the last books to be shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2022 (which sadly have now ended).
I'm a Bookseller 'One to watch' children's author and my novel Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths was one of the Guardian's Books of the Month for June 2021 and Scottish Book Trust's Book of the Month July 2021. It's on the Empathy Day: Reading for Empathy Book List as well as the Lit in Colour reading list.
My new novel is called Keep Dancing, Lizzie Chu is OUT NOW with Piccadilly Press in the U.K. It's about Lizzie Chu whose wai gong (grandfather) is acting strange. It has cosplay (dressing up as your favourite comic character), a road trip, Chinese deities and sausage sandwiches and of course, dancing. I really hope you like it!
Danny Chung has also been long listed for these school library awards: The Tower Hamlets SLS Book Awards (London), the Redbridge SLS Children's Book Award (London), the Spark School Book Awards (Kingston and Richmond) and The Big Book Awards (Shropshire). It will also be part of Read Woke South Ayrshire and the North Lanarkshire Read to Succeed tour.