Anthony McGowan is a multi-award winning author of books for adults, teenagers and younger children. Born in Manchester in 1965, he has an M.Phil in philosophy and a PhD on the history of the concept of beauty. He has written two highly acclaimed literary thrillers, Stag Hunt and Mortal Coil, and four young-adult novels, Hellbent, Henry Tumour, The Knife That Killed Me, and The Fall. He has also written the 'Bare Bum Gang' series for 7-10 year olds, and Einstein's Underpants (short-listed for the Roald Dahl Funny Prizer in 2010) for 9-12s. His latest book for children, The Donut Diaries, was published in August 2011. His books have been translated into eight languages. Anthony has taught creative writing at London Metropolitan University, and was a Royal Literary Fund Fellow, at St Mary's University College from 2009-11. He teaches Faber Academy's three-month Writing for Children course.