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Julia Jarman

Caroline Walsh
Film, TV and Stage Agent:
Clare Israel
Translation Rights Contact:
Ellie Gratton

Born talking – allegedly – Julia Jarman was soon telling stories, and decided to be a writer when she was eight. She became stage-struck at school, and went on to read English and Drama at Manchester University.

Julia’s first book was published in 1985 by Andersen Press, who have taken all her novels since, many of which have been short-listed for prizes. Ghost Writer was Highly Commended by the judges of the NASEN award. She has also written a popular series featuring the Time-Travelling Cat.

Andersen published her teen novel, Inside, in January 2010.

Julia also writes for younger readers and has had a number of picture books published, including The Big Red Bath, The Big Blue Train and When Baby Lost Bunny illustrated by Adrian Reynolds; Class Two At The Zoo illustrated by Lynne Chapman (Hodder); and Ants in Your Pants illustrated by Guy Parker Rees. The Big Red Bath was adapted into a stage show that toured theatres across the UK between 2013 and 2015, with an encore in 2021.

Julia has written for several educational series including Ginn’s All Aboard, Collins’ Soundbites and Watts’ Sparks.

Now living in a Bedfordshire village, she is a frequent visitor to schools and libraries at home and abroad.

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