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Rachel Rooney

Caroline Walsh
Film, TV and Stage Agent:
Georgie Smith
Translation Rights Contact:
Ellie Gratton

Rachel Rooney trained and worked as a teacher of Special Needs for many years before re-discovering her love of writing poetry.

Her first poetry collection The Language of Cat won the CLPE Poetry Award and was long-listed for the Carnegie Medal. Her second collection My Life as a Goldfish was shortlisted for the CLiPPA 2015. She visits schools for workshops, has performed her work at festivals and has been a judge for both the CLiPPA and the Betjeman Poetry Prize.

Rachel’s first picture book, Patch of Black, was published by Macmillan. She also writes texts for educational publishers.


The Fears You Fear

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