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Maisie Chan

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Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English
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Maisie Chan is children's author whose debut novel Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths won the Jhalak Children’s and Y.A. Prize 2022 and the Branford Boase Award in 2022. It was also shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2022, and longlisted for multiple school library awards. It was part of ‘Read Woke South Ayrshire’ and the North Lanarkshire ‘Read to Succeed’ tour, and is on an ‘Empathy Lab: Reading For Empathy’ list.


Her second novel for children Keep Dancing, Lizzy Chu is out now with Piccadilly Press. She also writes the series Tiger Warrior under the name M. Chan. She has written early readers for Hachette and Big Cat Collins and has a collection of myths and legends out with Scholastic. She runs the Bubble Tea Writers Network to support and encourage writers of East and Southeast Asian (ESEA) descent in the U.K. She was the Dr Gavin Wallace Fellow at Moat Brae in 2020-21.

She has run creative workshops and given talks at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the Southbank Imagine Festival, Stoke Newington Literary Festival, Birmingham Literature Festival, the Hong Kong Book Fair, the London Book Fair and Paisley Book Fair.

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Mentoring; Panel event; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

Adult learners; English as an additional language (EAL); Intergenerational learning; Adults with additional support needs; People living with dementia; Reluctant readers; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Vulnerable adults; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Adolescence; Adventure; Biography & memoir; Care experience; Characters of colour & BAME characters; Childhood; Class & society; Comedy, humour & funny books; Contemporary fiction; Discrimination & prejudice; Editing & editing your own work; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Food; Friendship; Human rights; Loneliness & isolation; Poverty; Publishing & getting published

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

11-30; 31-100