Catherine Forde

Catherine Forde, author Catherine Forde is the author of fifteen novels for children and young adults. She lives in Glasgow. She writes gritty dialogue-driven fiction, usually in a contemporary setting.
Her novels have been translated in to several languages and many titles are on school curriculums throughout the United Kingdom. She has been on many shortlists including the Teenage Book Award and has won the Grampian Book Award ( for Fat Boy Swim) and Scottish Arts Council Book Awards ( for SKARRS and The Drowning Pond).
She was the Scottish Book Trust virtual writer-in-residence 2010-11 and 2011-12 and is an experienced creative writing tutor. In 2008 she was commissioned by the National Theatre of Scotland and in 2011 her first play Empty was produced by NTS, directed by Vicky Featherstone. As Cathy Forde, she has been concentrating on playwriting since then, writing a multi-cast play for schools, Chamber of Nothing, and two plays for Glasgow Oran Mor’s APlay, A Pie,A Pint ( The Sunday Lesson, and Supply).
She wrote the 2012 The Little Mermaid pantomime for Coatbridge College Performing Arts Students, and is writing another for 2013. She is adapting her novel, The Drowning Pond as a musical for Youth Music Theatre UK and has been commissioned to write a radio play by BBC Radio Scotland.