Catherine Johnson was born in 1962, and has written several books for children and young adults, including A Nest of Vipers (Corgi, 2008), the story of Cato Hopkins, the youngest member of a group of expert fraudsters. Her next book, Sawbones, will publish in October 2013.
Catherine also writes for film, television and radio. In 2005 she co-wrote the highly acclaimed feature film Bullet Boy, followed by a number of commissions for Century Films, Working Title and Channel 4.
Catherine was Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of the Arts London, Writer in Residence at Holloway Prison and Reader in Residence at the Royal Festival Hall as part of the Children's Literature Festival 'Imagine'. She was awarded an Arts Council of England Writer's Grant in 2004 and a Writer's Bursary in 1996. Catherine was selected for the BBC Writer's Academy in 2012.
Series 16 Episode 3
1 x 85'
Producer Stephen Condie
Director Stephen CondieStarring
Drama documentary charting the journey of American slaves fighting for Britain in the American War of Independence
Hour long drama commission
Betty TV for Channel 4
One episode as part of the shadow scheme
Eve Ainsworth, Sam Hepburn, Toby Ibbotson and Catherine Johnson all nominated for the 2016 CILIP Carnegie Medal
A Nest of Vipers one of the top 50 culturally diverse children's books
Curtis Brown launches a digital self-publishing programme
Brave New Girl shortlisted for the Southwark Book Award
Johnson shortlisted for multiple awards