MSF | Creative Writing Adjudicators
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Creative Writing Adjudicators

Steve Voake


Steve Voake is the award-winning author of several YA novels including The Dreamwalker’s ChildThe Starlight Conspiracy and Blood Hunters (Faber & Faber) He has also written several series for younger readers including Daisy DawsonHooey Higgins and Maxwell Mutt (Walker Books). Insect Detective was awarded Best Illustrated Non-Fiction Children’s Book by the English Association. Steve is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and a regular tutor for the Arvon Foundation. He has taught a writing master class for the Guardian and was long listed for the University of Canberra’s International Poetry Prize in 2016.


Before writing his first novel, Steve was headteacher of a primary school in Somerset.