HUW POWELL is a children’s author from North Somerset. Spacejackers is his middle-grade book series about space pirates, which has been published by Bloomsbury and W F Howes in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The first novel was Literature Work’s ‘Book of the Month’ in 2014 and it was short-listed for Teach Primary’s ‘New Children’s Fiction Award’ in 2015. Huw is a Patron of Reading and an active supporter of initiatives that encourage children to read. He delivers interactive author talks and writing workshops for schools, festivals, bookshops and libraries. His events have been described as “inspiring”, “engaging” and “space-pirate-tastic!” Huw lives with his wife and two sons in Portishead.