Mitch Johnson is an exciting debut author, writing fiction for children and adults. After graduating from the University of East Anglia with an award winning first class degree in English Literature with Creative Writing, Mitch completed Kick (Usborne, 2017), his debut novel for middle grade readers.
Kick is a story full of compassion that tells what happens when two worlds collide: that of Budi, a poverty-bound boy working ten hours a day in a backstreet sweatshop in Jakarta and his idol, Kieran Wakefield, the superstar Real Madrid footballer who earns Budi’s monthly wage in just 100 seconds.
With all the heart of Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, echoes of Mal Peet and the thought-provoking nature of Andy Mulligan’s Trash, Kick has all the ingredients of an extraordinary middle-grade debut with huge commercial appeal.
As well as writing, Mitch works as a Waterstones bookseller in Norwich, where he lives with his wife.