No to Age Banding

Approaching 800 authors and illustrators have now signed the Statement by Philip Pullman. These signatories include:

Jacqueline Wilson
Terry Pratchett
Peter Dickinson
Anthony Browne
Andrew Morton
Anthony Thwaite
Michael Morpurgo
Anne Fine
Bel Mooney
J K Rowling
Laurence Anholt
Jane Ray
Susan Hill
Debi Gliori
Carole Angier
Alan Ayckbourn
Nina Bawden
Michael Rosen
Alexander McCall Smith
Ariel Dorfman
Catherine Anholt
Claire Tomalin
Katie Fforde
Celia Rees
Neil Gaiman
Michael Foreman
Malorie Blackman

Quentin Blake
Kevin Crossley-Holland
Beverley Naidoo
Jane Simmonds
Linda Newbery
Geraldine McCaughrean
Aidan Chambers
David Lodge
Hilary McKay
Lauren Child
Roddy Doyle
Tony Bradman
Eleanor Updale
Colin McNaughton
Julie Bertagna
Korky Paul
Sally Prue
Deborah Moggach
Francesca Simon
Jamila Gavin
Bernard Ashley
Don Paterson
Darren Shan
John Boyne
David Almond
Shirley Hughes
Dick King-Smith

Alan Garner
Kara May
Susan Elkin
Helen Dunmore
Nicola Morgan
Allan Guthrie
Melvin Burgess
Grace Dent
Zizou Corder
Ruth Brown
Michelle Magorian
Paul Geraghty
Rose Impey
Nigel Hinton
Penny Dale
Diana Hendry
Helen Craig
Eva Ibbotson
Maggie Gee
Francis King
Theresa Breslin
Sue Palmer
Charlie Fletcher
Iain Banks
Diana Wynne Jones
Graham Marks
Jonathon Stroud

Joel Stewart
Adele Geras
Lynne Reid Banks
Steve Augarde
Robert Muchamore
S F Said
Nicholas Tucker
Penny Dale
Keith Gray
Marcus Sedgwick
Mal Peet
Bamber Gascoigne
Daniel Hahn
Berlie Doherty
Nicky Singer
Ian Whybrow
Kate Thompson
Ian Serraillier (Estate)
Ann Thwaite
Ross Collins
Ros Asquith
Tim Bowler
Jackie Kay
Gillian Cross
Chris d'Lacey
Nigella Lawson
Anthony Horowitz

The entire list of more than 4,000 signatories can be seen by going to Supporters.

To sign up and show your support for this statement, send an email to . We will publish your name and any relevant description (eg author, librarian, bookseller) on this web site. We'll keep your email address confidential and won't pass it to anybody else, but we may write occasionally with relevant news.

We've had reports that the above link is garbled in some browsers. If that is the case, please accept our apologies: the link is coded to fool the spammers but it's obviously fooling some browsers too. If necessary type the email address signup at notoagebanding dot org into your email program.

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