Grant was born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire and still lives very near
there. She has twin sons and five grandchildren aged 3-14.
left school at 15 and went to work in a tobacconist's shop, and from
there to a factory making wooden items. She was in the brush handle
section. Then she went to Night School to do shorthand typing and
bookkeeping. She worked in a solicitor's office, and then took an
Open University Degree in Humanities, specialising in philosophy.
first publications were in the 1970s and she has written many books,
poems, short stories for radio, magazines and anthologies. Her work
has been translated into many languages, including Japanese, German
and Scandinavian languages.
Runner-up: Guardian Children's Fiction award.
Winner: Acorn Award Publications