Celia Rees has written over twenty books for Young Adults and is perhaps best known for her historical fiction. Her first historical novel, Witch Child, was translated into twenty-eight languages. Witch Child and subsequent titles, Sorceressand Pirates!, were shortlisted for the Guardian, Whitbread (Costa) and W.H. Smith Awards in the UK and won awards in the UK, USA, France and Italy. This is Not Forgiveness, a dark, contemporary thriller, was nominated for several UK national awards and was one of Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Books of 2012.