World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Celia Rees

Article Id: WHEBN0003510632
Reproduction Date:

Title: Celia Rees  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: List of fictional pirates, 2002 Whitbread Awards, People from Solihull, English horror writers, English fantasy writers
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Celia Rees

Celia Rees
Portrait photo of Celia Rees
Born (1949-06-17) 17 June 1949
Solihull, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
Occupation Author
Nationality British
Alma mater University of Warwick University of Birmingham
Period 1993 - present
Genre Young-adult fiction, children's literature, horror, fantasy
Website
.com.celiareeswww

Celia Rees (born 17 June 1949) is an English author.

Celia Rees was born in Solihull, West Midlands and attended Tudor Grange Grammar School for Girls. She studied History and Politics at Warwick University and has a PGCE and a Master’s Degree in Education from Birmingham University.[1]

She became a teacher after leaving university and taught English in comprehensive schools in Coventry for sixteen years and this is when she began to write. Her intention was to ‘write for teenagers, books that they would want to read, almost adult in style and content.’ She left teaching in 1989. After working part-time in Further Education and as an Open Studies Lecturer for Warwick University, she became a full time writer in 1997.

Celia is a regular tutor for the Arvon Foundation, is a member of the Society of Authors, and has been Chair of the Children’s Writers and Illustrators Group. She is a member of the Scattered Authors Society and a Fellow of the English Association.

Celia lives with her husband, Terence Rees in Leamington Spa. She has one daughter, Catrin, who is a lawyer in London.

Contents

  • Writing 1
  • List of works 2
  • References 3
  • Notes 4
  • External links 5

Writing

Celia Rees writes mainly for gothic and speculative fiction, beginning with the vampire novel, Blood Sinister (1996)) and ending (for the time being) with The Stone Testament (2007).

She is perhaps best known for her historical fiction. Witch Child (2000) was shortlisted for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize (2001) and won the Prix Sorcières in France (2003). The sequel, Sorceress (2002), was shortlisted for the Whitbread (Costa) Children’s Book Award; and Pirates! (2003) was shortlisted for the W.H. Smith Children’s Book Award. Sovay followed in 2008 and The Fool’s Girl in 2010

Celia Rees’s novels have been translated into 28 languages. Her books for younger readers include The Bailey Game (1994) and the Trap in Time Trilogy (2001/2).

List of works

  • Every Step You Take (1993)
  • The Bailey Game (1994)
  • Colour her Dead (1994)
  • Blood Sinister (1996) *Anthologized with other Point Horror in Decayed (2001)
  • Midnight Hour (1997)
  • Ghost Chamber (1997)
  • The Vanished (1997)
  • H Is for Haunting (1998)[nb 1]
  • A Is for Apparition (1998)[nb 2]
  • U Is for Unbeliever (1998)[nb 3]
  • N Is for Nightmare (1998)[nb 4]
  • T Is for Terror (1998)[nb 5]
  • S Is for Shudder (1998)[nb 6]
  • Soul Taker (1998)
  • Truth or Dare (2000)
  • The Cunning Man (2000)
  • Witch Child (2000)
  • Trap in Time Trilogy: Trap in Time (2001), City of Shadows (2002) and The Host Rides Out (2002)
  • Sorceress (2002)
  • Pirates! (2003)
  • Wish House (2005)
  • Stone Testament (2007)
  • Sovay (2008)
  • The Fool’s Girl (2011)
  • This Is Not Forgiveness (2012)
  • Daughters of Time (2014)

References

  1. ^ Celia Rees official website http://www.celiarees.com

Notes

  1. ^ Out of print
  2. ^ Out of print
  3. ^ Out of print
  4. ^ Out of print
  5. ^ Out of print
  6. ^ Out of print

External links

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.