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Marcus Sedgwick Papers

Identifier: CLRC-68

Scope and Contents

The Marcus Sedgwick Papers contain corrected typescripts and proofs for five young adult novels written by Sedgwick.


  • Creation: circa 2001-2007


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Author Marcus Sedgwick was born in 1968 in Preston, east Kent, in England. Prior to becoming a writer he studied politics and mathematics at Bath University, and later worked as a bookseller. His first novel, titled Floodland, was published in 2000, receiving the Branford Boase award, a prize for debut authors. His 2014 novel MidWinterblood was awarded the Michael L. Printz award by the American Library Association. Marcus illustrated several of his own works with his woodcuts. In addition to writing Sedgwick taught creative writing at, serving as an author in residence at Bath Spa University, and also worked as a children's book reviewer. While primarily known for his novels, Sedgwick also wrote graphic novels and nonfiction. After being diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in 2014, Sedgwick moved to the south of France, where he died in November 2022.

Biographical Source:

Eccleshare, Julia. "Marcus Sedgewick Obituary." The Guardian. December 1, 2022.


1.25 Cubic Feet (1 record carton)

Language of Materials



The collection contains written material related to young adult novels by Marcus Sedgwick.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Marcus Sedgwick.

Marcus Sedgwick Papers, circa 2001-2007
Jim Eyer
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • August 2018: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau
  • February 2023: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library