Margaret Bateson-Hill is both an author and a storyteller. Having grown up in Blackpool, studied English and Drama at Hull University, she now lives in Brixton, South London, one of the crossroads of the world and an ideal place from which to journey into the world of story.
She has published both picture and fiction books, including the prizewinning Masha and the Firebird and the Dragon Racer trilogy. Her books have been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Dutch, Danish, Korean and Polish.
She is currently writing a middle-grade fantasy, with a talking cat and a girl called Bluebird. Her book of poems, “Whistle Me a Wind” is due to be published by Troika Books autumn 2019.
As a storyteller, she has worked in a variety of settings including Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, the V&A, the British Museum and is a resident storyteller for the Horniman Museum and Tall Tales Big Moves.