My editor, Georgia Murray and I won the BRANFORD BOASE AWARD 2022 in July  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 - fantasy books for young readers. 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 (aka Danny Chung Sums It Up in the U.S.) 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) and the Diverse Book Awards 2022. 


My new novel is called Keep Dancing, Lizzie Chu is OUT NOW with Piccadilly Press in the U.K and Amulet Books (Abrams Kids) in the U.S. 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!  



Keep Dancing, Lizzie Chu is up for the Glasgow YA-Aldi Book Awards 2023, and was shortlisted for the Juniper Book Awards 2023, and longlisted for the Phoenix Book Awards. It is on the Empathy Lab "Read for Empathy' Collection 2023 and was Scottish Book Trust's Bookzilla BOOK OF THE MONTH. 




To visit the Maisie Chan Bookshop click on BookShop logo or HERE to buy my books.

You will also see curated lists of books by East and Southeast Asian writers. Enjoy! 

"I liked seeing things that aren't in other books like Tiger balm and congee" - Edie, aged 9