The dramatic conclusion to the award-winning NOUGHTS & CROSSES trilogy.
MALORIE BLACKMAN has written over sixty books and is acknowledged as one of today's most imaginative and convincing writers for young readers. She has been awarded numerous prizes for her work, including the Red House Children's Book Award and the Fantastic Fiction Award. Malorie has also been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. In 2005 she was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her contribution to children's books, and in 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children's literature. She has been described by The Times as 'a national treasure'. Malorie Blackman was the Children's Laureate 2013-15.
"Thought-provoking brilliance" * The Sunday Times *
"Complex but beautifully crafted . . . dramatic, intensely moving . . . it truly ensnares the reader" * Carousel *
"A perfect end to an important and thought-provoking trilogy" -- Sarah Harbon * The Bookseller *
"Checkmate once again explores the lasting impact of prejudice, discrimination and the legacy of traumatic family history on the next generation in the author's brilliantly imagined world. Readers will not be dissapointed" * Publishing News *
"There is no mistaking the genuine grassroots passion with which Checkmate, the final part of Malorie Blackman's trilogy, has been anticipated among young teen readers . . . Blackman is a terrific thriller writer, driving her plots forward with skill and tenacity" -- Dinah Hall * Evening Standard *