AND THE VOYAGE TO HALIGOGEN
'This story is full of adventure and heart! A real page turner!'
- Dani Harmer
'Warm, funny, pacy, endlessly inventive and life-affirming; there are lots of young readers who will identify with Rory'
- Chris Beckett, Arthur C. Clarke-Award winner
'A boy-and-social-worker space-travelling duo... What's not to love?! A truly unique sci-fi adventure, which does not shy away from the difficult realities being faced by some children here on Earth'
- Onjali Q. Rauf, winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2019 and Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2019
Maximilian Hawker is a writer who lives in Croydon, South London, with his wife and two daughters. He is author of the novel Breaking the Foals, and the forthcoming Rory Hobble and the Voyage to Haligogen (both published by Unbound). Since childhood, he has suffered with severe Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and does media advocacy on behalf of the charity OCD Action as and when he can.
An alumnus of Kingston University, he has a postgraduate degree in English Literature and has worked in education, editorial and design. Currently, he works in frontline children's social care for a London local authority, providing support for looked-after children and care leavers.
He has had poetry and short stories - occasionally nominated for awards - appear in publications run by Dog Horn Publishing, Kingston University Press, Arachne Press and Rebel Poetry, among others. He also aims to see the word 'asparagi' added to the English Dictionary, as its absence troubles him.