Helena Pielichaty

Newark, Nottinghamshire
Writing for Children, Writing for Young Adults

Writer Biography

Helena Pielichaty (pronounced Pierre-li-hatty) has been a published children’s writer since 1998. Her first book, ‘Vicious Circle’ was included in the Book Trust’s Top 100 books for children published that year. ‘Simone’s Letters’ was nominated for the Carnegie Medal. Author of over twenty five books for children, she has lived in Nottinghamshire since 1985.


Selected Publications

Accidental Friends (YA)
Never Ever (YA)
Love Simone xxx
Theres Only one Danny Ogle
Clubbing Together (bind-up of 4 titles)
Do Goalkeepers Wear Tiaras (Girls FC series)
What’s Ukrainian for Football? (Girls FC series)

Contributed To

Carousel Magazine
Times Educational Supplement
Ink Pellet

Performances & Workshops

Appearances include Edinburgh International Book Festival, Cheltenham Literary Festival, Oxford Literary Festival, Lincoln Book Festival, Lowdham Book Festival.
Workshops include Writing for Children, INSET days for teachers as well as many workshops in schools

Prizes & Awards

Several nominations. Shortlists include the Sheffield Book Award, Young Minds Book Award, Askews Book Award, Catalyst Book Award.

Available for the following:

  • Lectures / Talks / Panels
  • Live Performances
  • Workshops
  • Work Experience/Qualifications

    Qualified as a teacher in 1977. Left teaching to concentrate on her writing career in 2000.
    Has visited hundreds of schools and libraries throughout the UK and abroad.
    Age ranges worked with 7 to adult.

    Currently involved in ‘Reads United’ a project with author Tom Palmer, a football based performance aimed at encouraging boys and girls to read for enjoyment. See website for details.

    Want to know more?

    You can request more information about this writer by sending an email to info@writingeastmidlands.co.uk.

    My Work

    Do Goalkeepers Wear Tiaras?
    Publisher: Walker

    Websites, blogs and links to work