Samira Osman

Children's novelist and documentary writer
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Samira Osman read modern languages at Cambridge University before joining the BBC. She has worked in Lebanon, Germany, Italy and America making documentaries for television.

Samira's first book for children, Quicksilver, was published by Marion Lloyd Books in January 2010 and longlisted for the Waterstone's prize. Her second book, Serpent's Gold, was published by Marion Lloyd Books in 2011.

Her new book, Chasing the Dark, is written under her pseudonym Sam Hepburn, published by Chicken House in June 2013.


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I love the never-ending of not knowing what’s about to happen in this amazing new book... All I can advise for readers who are looking for a good book is this; get this one immediately!

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This is a stark, terrifying look at the present-day world in which we live, a reminder of the fragility of our lives and how they can change so quickly. Brilliant.

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