Bernard Ashley’s great gift is to turn what seems to be low-key realism into something much stronger and more resonant.
- Philip Pullman
A born storyteller... [Ashley] engages with his readers and enables them to live with the characters he creates.
Former teacher and headmaster, Bernard Ashley’s first novel, The Trouble with Donovan Croft, was published in 1974 and won the 'Other' Award. He has since written more than thirty further novels and has been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal three times. He has written for television and adapted his novel Little Soldier into a play. His book Dreams of Home was shortlisted for the 2015 Little Rebels Award.
He has a reputation as a 'gritty' writer and his writing is realistic, reflecting life around him. Now 80, Bernard still lives in Charlton, south-east London, only a street or so from where he was born. Bernard Ashley is available for interview. For further information see our contact page.
Bernard’s titles for us include Jack and the German Spy and The Way It Is.
You can find out more about Bernard on his website: bashley.com