South West Writers

Elen Caldecott

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About the Author

I write contemporary adventures for 8-12. I was born in Wales, but have made my home in Bristol, where I live with my husband and my dog.

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Recent Publications

How Ali Ferguson Saved Houdini , Bloomsbury , 2010
How Kirsty Jenkins Stole the Elephant , Bloomsbury , 2009

Awards and Residencies

Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize
Shortlisted for the Red House Book Award
Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal
Longlisted, shortlisted and winner of numerous regional awards

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