Sharna Jackson

Sharna Jackson is an award-winning author and curator who specialises in developing and delivering socially-engaged initiatives for children and young people across culture, publishing and entertainment. She was recently the Artistic Director at Site Gallery, an international contemporary art space in Sheffield, UK, and was formerly the editor of the triple BAFTA-nominated Tate Kids website.

Sharna’s debut novel High-Rise Mystery (2019) has received numerous awards and accolades including the Waterstones Book Prize for the Best Book for Younger Readers 2020, and the Sunday Times Book of the Week. Sharna also develops books to encourage participation in the arts; her activity books for Tate won the FILAF award for Best Children’s Art Book in 2015. She was the Southbank Centre’s 2019-20 Imagine a Story author and, together with bestselling illustrator Dapo Adeola, helped 1,200 London school children write the middle-grade novel London/Londoff. Sharna lives on a ship in Rotterdam in the Netherlands and can be found on Twitter @sharnajackson.

Bibliography

The Good Turn

The Good Turn

Puffin, 2022
Mic Drop

Mic Drop

Knights Of, 2020
High Rise Mystery

High Rise Mystery

Knights Of, 2019