Anna Perera

Anna Perera was born in London to a Sri Lankan, Buddhist father and Irish, Catholic mother and grew up twenty miles away.

After teaching English in two secondary schools in London, she ran a unit for teenage boys who were excluded from school and later did an MA in Writing For Children at Winchester University. She lives in London and has a grown-up son.

In 2006, she attended a gig for the charity where she learned children had also been abducted and rendered to Guantanamo Bay. This event was the inspiration for the critically acclaimed novel which has been translated into several languages and nominated for many awards, including shortlisting for The Costa Children’s Book Award.

Her recent YA Novel: The Glass Collector tells the story of 15 year old Aaron and his life in the slums of present day Egypt.

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