Penny Thomas

Publisher, Firefly Press

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Cofounder and Publisher with Firefly Press children's publisher. BA Hons English Language and Literature, journalist and formerly fiction editor with Seren literary publishers. Lives in Cardiff.  Branford Boase Award-winning editor 2016 with Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot by Horatio Clare. 

Summary of work

As Publisher with Firefly Press, based in Wales and founded in 2013, we publish quality fiction for 5-19 year olds everywhere. We publish around eight titles per year and our books have won or been listed for a number of prestigious awards including the Branford Boase first children's novel Award, the CILIP Carnegie medal and the UKLA Children's Book Award. 

Summary of work to develop

We are looking to participate in events for our authors in the UK and around the world. We are interested in having our books translated and also in publishing translations of quality children's fiction from other languages, as fits with our list.



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