Melinda Salisbury is the twice Carnegie nominated and bestselling author of multiple young adult novels, including the Sin Eater's Daughter series, the State of Sorrow duology, and Hold Back the Tide, coming in March 2020.


Her first novel, THE SIN EATER'S DAUGHTER was the bestselling UK YA debut novel of 2015, and collectively her books have been nominated and shortlisted for multiple national and international awards and accolades, including the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, the YA Book Prize, the Edgar Awards Best YA in the United States, the 2016 and 2019 Carnegie medals, Eason's YA Book of the Month, and more. 

The film and television rights for the Sin Eater's Daughter series were optioned by Little Island Productions in 2016.

She lives on the East Sussex coast and is a passionate vegan, (bad) mother to many plants, and likes to travel. Her agent is Claire Wilson, at Rogers, Coleridge and White Literary Agency, London.


Scholastic, February 2015

Scholastic, February 2016

Scholastic, March 2017

Scholastic, March 2017

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Scholastic, March 2019

Macmillan, July 2018

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Scholastic, March 2020

Upcoming Events

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To arrange bookshop/festival/school/library visits, email: thesineatersdaughter@gmail.com

For press/publicity, email: Publicity@scholastic.co.uk and thesineaterdaughter@gmail.com

For commissions/to work with Melinda, email: clairewilson@rcwlitagency.com

For film/TV/production rights, email: emily@theartistspartnership.co.uk

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