Catherine MacPhail won the Kathleen Fidler Award with her first novel, Run Zan Run, which Bloomsbury has re-issued, and the Scottish Arts Council Award with her second novel 'Fighting Back'. Her first novel for Bloomsbury, Missing, has sold 25,000 copies, been short-listed for the Angus Book Award,the Lancashire Book Award, and the South Lanarkshire Book Award, and also selected for the World Book Day promotion. Her latest novel, 'Bad Company' has proved immensely popular, selling over 10,000 copies within three months of publication. Catherine MacPhail's work is enormously popular with young teenagers, her trademarks being a mix of humour, with pacy and topical story-lines. Catherine lives in Greenock, Scotland.