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Judith Heneghan is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing and Programme Leader for the MA Writing for Children. She has been teaching Creative Writing at the University of Winchester since 2006. She has written 50 nonfiction books for children as well as feature articles, novels and shorter fiction for children. Previously she worked as a commissioning editor of adult nonfiction and a freelance editor of children's nonfiction. She has an MA in Writing for Children and is currently working on a novel for adults.

Judith is the Director of the Winchester Writers' Festival​.

Areas of expertise

Fiction and nonfiction for children, young people and adults.


  • The King of Kites (Evans, 2009)
  • Stonecipher (Andersen Press, 2005)

Fifty children's nonfiction texts, including the following series:

  • Behind the Scenes (Wayland, 2009)
  • Nature’s Miracles (Wayland, 2009)
  • Media Power (Franklin Watts, 2010)
  • Helping Out (Wayland, 2011)
  • Your Perfect Pet (Wayland, 2012)
  • Dragon School (Wayland, 2013)
  • Mad About… (Wayland, 2014)
  • Seed Safari (Wayland, 2015)
  • This Is My H​ome Now - a book of edited interviews forming part of a multi-media touring exhibition about the experiences of asylum seekers and refugees in the Southampton area (2011/12)
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