Olly Eade

A retired hospital physician, Oliver Eade took to writing. He has published two collections of short stories, five young readers’ novels, six young adult novels, and three adult novels. Also a playwright, he has written twelve plays, four of which have been staged, one, The Other Cat, winning the Segora International One-act Play Competition. His debut young readers’ novel, Moon Rabbit, was a winner of the Writers’ and Artists’ New Novel Competition plus longlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, and its sequel, Monkey King’s Revenge, was a children’s genre finalist for the People’s Book Prize. His debut adult novel, A Single Petal, set in Tang Dynasty China, won the Local Legend 2012 Spiritual Writing Competition. The Kelpie’s Eyes, a young adult novel, inspired by Scottish mythology, won the 2018 Georgina Hawtrey-Woore Young Adult Novel Award. He has led writing workshops in the Scottish Borders, Perthshire, London, the USA, and Thailand, drama workshops for Scottish Higher-level students, and, until the COVID-19 pandemic, ran a writing class for home-schooled children with his Chinese wife, a retired teacher. During the pandemic, he has been helping fellow creative writers with editing, proofreading, file preparation, and cover design suggestions for free. He has just completed another young adult novel, The Fire Hills, soon to be published, and has two unfinished adult novels awaiting further attention as well as two ideas for plays as yet unscripted, and is also collaborating with an artist friend to illustrate more of his published children's books.