Rachel wanted to work in children’s books since joining the Puffin Club as a child. After a childhood spent in Hong Kong, she studied English and Publishing at Oxford Brookes, before beginning a career that has now spanned more than 30 years. Throughout her career, Rachel has worked with the most famous names in children’s publishing including Roald Dahl, Dick King-Smith, Ursula Moray Williams, Roger McGough and Posy Simmonds.
Interviews with Rachel Hickman
Rachel Hickman, co-founder of Chicken House Publishing and author of One Silver Summer selects books with wild settings that have appeal to older children. She discusses how a strong use of nature adds drama and meaning to a narrative, and the way that setting can become another character in a story entirely.