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LAURA MUCHA

I write for children in the form of poems, picture books, fiction and non-fiction (my debut poetry collection, Dear Ugly Sisters, is out in August and my debut picture book, Rita’s Rabbit, is out next year). Some of my writing is funny (or at least I hope it is…). But some is serious and addresses important things that aren’t always talked about, like sadness, fear or kindness. I often think about how we live and what we can do to make our lives, and the lives of others, a little bit better.

I’ve won two international poetry prizes (the Caterpillar Poetry Prize 2016 and the YorkMix Poems for Children 2019), and my poems have been widely published around the world. They’ve appeared on BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Radio 3, Classic FM and CBBC, and have been illustrated by Chris Riddell, set to music by Cheryl Frances-Hoad and performed by Helena Bonham Carter. In 2018, Poetry Ireland featured me alongside Jackie Kay as one of eight poets displayed on the Dublin overground, and last year, Poems in the Waiting Room selected my poetry to be distributed to medical centres, rest homes, hospices and prisons around New Zealand.

“a fantastic nosy parker” The Guardian

“entertaining and informed” Sydney Morning Herald

“Bubbly, lively, endlessly curious and exceedingly thoughtful, Mucha possesses that trait all journalists would kill for: the knack for getting a total stranger to open up almost immediately and spill their guts.” New Zealand Herald


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DEAR UGLY SISTERS AND OTHER POEMS Otter Barry Books

 

 

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