Julia Golding is a multi-award winning writer for adults, young adults and children.
Former British diplomat and Oxfam policy adviser, she has now published over fifty books in genres ranging from historical adventure to fantasy.
Julia read English at Girton College, Cambridge in 1987, and later received a doctorate in English literature from Oxford. Studying for this prompted her to write her first novel, ‘The Diamond of Drury Lane’, set in 1790 and told by her intrepid heroine, Cat Royal. It went on to win the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2006 and the Nestle Children’s Book Prize 2006.
For her Curious Science Quest series, Julia received input from Stephen Hawking and renowned primatologist Jane Goodall. Her latest children’s novel, The Curious Crime, explores the dialogue between science and religion, set in an alternative Victorian timeline..
Over three-quarter of a million of her books have been sold worldwide in many languages.