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Tania Unsworth

Biography

Tania Unsworth

From Tania's Website:

I grew up thinking that being a writer was the best thing in the world to be. My dad was a writer, and my family traveled around Greece and Turkey until I was seven. Those years were wonderful, full of color and adventure. But because my family moved around a lot, I was never really sure where home was. Ever since then, I’ve been caught between wanting to roam the world and wanting to stay safe. My writing often reflects this.
 
I spent the rest of my childhood in England. I didn’t like school much but I read a lot. Every year for Christmas, I wrote a story for my dad. They were just short little things, but because I wrote them in an exercise book and numbered the pages, I could pretend they were real novels. Sometimes I had to write using VERY LARGE letters to fill up the space.
 
Later I worked in a bookshop and then on the features desk of a women’s magazine. In the UK, I’ve published two novels for adults. The One Safe Place is my first book for children. I live in Boston, U.S.A with my husband, two sons, a dog called Plum, and a pair of cats.

Tania Unsworth

Books by Tania Unsworth

by Tania Unsworth - Dystopian Fiction, Young Adult 13+
Devin doesn’t remember life before the world got hot; he has grown up farming the scorched earth with his grandfather in their remote valley. When his grandfather dies, Devin heads for the city. Once there, among the stark glass buildings, he finds scores of children, just like him, living alone on the streets. They tell him rumors of a place for abandoned children, with unlimited food and toys and the hope of finding a new family. But only the luckiest get there. An act of kindness earns Devin an invitation to the home, but it’s soon clear that it’s no paradise. As Devin investigates the intimidating administrator and the zombie-like sickness that afflicts some children, he discovers the home’s horrific true mission. The only real hope is escape, but the place is as secure as a fortress.