Manjeet is an author, actress, playwright and screenwriter. Her debut YA verse novel, Run, Rebel (Penguin) was called “brilliant” by The Guardian and was named one of its ‘Best Books of 2020’, as well as one of The Scotsman’s ‘Best Books for Teens 2020’.

Manjeet's latest title, The Crossing (Penguin) - recently shortlisted for the 2022 Yoto Carnegie Medal - is a must-read. Natalie's world is falling apart. Swimming is her only refuge. Sammy has fled his home and family in Eritrea for the chance of a new life in Europe. A twist of fate brings them together and gives them both hope. But is hope enough to mend a broken world?

Manjeet has worked as an actress in theatre, TV, film, radio and audiobooks. She is also the founder of Run The World, a not-for-profit working with women and girls from marginalised backgrounds. Manjeet hails from the Black Country and now lives by the sea where she enjoys swimming in the sea every day (weather permitting!).

  • Run, Rebel - winner of the 2021 CILIP Carnegie Shadowers' Choice Award
  • The Crossing - winner of the 2021 Children's Costa Book Award
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