Jill Paton Walsh
Posted on May 13, 2012
Jill Paton Walsh was born in London and was educated at Oxford. She currently lives in Cambridge where, with John Rowe Townsend, she runs a small specialist imprint, Green Bay Publications. She is the author of many award-winning books for children. She won the Book World Festival Award in 1970 for Fireweed; the Whitbread Prize in 1974 for The Emperor’s Winding Sheet; the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award in 1976 for Unleaving; the Universe Prize in 1984 for A Parcel of Patterns and the Smarties Prize Grand Prix in 1986 for Gaffer Samson’s Luck.