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Goodnight Mister Tom: Author Spotlight: Michelle Magorian

Resources to support the Year 8 study of Goodnight Mister Tom.

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Who is Michelle Magorian?

Michelle Magorian is an English author of children's books. She is best known for her first novel, Goodnight Mister Tom, which won the 1982 Guardian Prize for British children's books and has been adapted several times for screen or stage.[source]

Michelle Magorian interviews

Goodnight Mister Tom


  • Highly Commended, The Carnegie Medal 1982
  • The Guardian Fiction Award 1982
  • International Reading Association Award 1982
  • Runner-up for The Young Observer Prize 1982
  • Western Australian Young Readers Book Award 1982
  • National TV Awards 1999: Best Drama,
  • BAFTA 1999: Lew Grade Award for Most Popular Television Programme of 1998
  • Television & Radio Industries Club Award 1999: Best ITV/Channel 5 Programme of 1998