Tracy Darnton

Personal statement

Tracy Darnton is an Associate Lecturer on the MA Writing for Young People. She is the author of YA thrillers The Truth About Lies, shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, and The Rules, longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2022. Her next YA novel will be published in 2022. She won the Bookseller/Stripes YA short story prize and was published in the YA anthology I’ll be Home for Christmas. Her first picture books are out in 2022 and 2023.

She has an MA (Cantab) in Law and worked as a solicitor and senior lecturer before later graduating with Distinction from the Bath Spa MA Writing for Young People.

Academic qualifications

  • MA (Cantab) in Law - Jesus College, Cambridge
  • Law Society Finals (Hons) - Guildford Law School
  • MA Writing for Young People - Bath Spa University

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