Jane Kerr is an author, journalist and BBC radio producer. She writes middle grade children’s books with a particular emphasis on fast-paced adventure stories with a mysterious twist. She’s a keen supporter of the Manchester Museum where she found true-life inspiration for her acclaimed debut novel, The Elephant Thief.
Jane’s books have been nominated for the CLIP Carnegie Medal, longlisted for the Branford Boase and shortlisted for many awards including the Calderdale, Warwickshire and Waverton children’s book awards in the UK; and the Arizona Grand Canyon and Bank Street College of Education awards in the USA.
The Great Animal Escapade, Chicken House 2019; The Elephant Thief, Chicken House, 2017.