Queen of Teen 2008 Louise Rennison is the bestselling and award-winning author of the angst-filled Confessions of Georgia Nicolson.
She was brought up in Leeds but when she was 15 her family emigrated to New Zealand.
Louise now lives in Brighton which she calls the San Francisco of England (apart from the sun, Americans, the Golden Gate Bridge and earthquakes).
Her books with their outrageous titles are all worldwide bestsellers and the first in the series was released as a film – Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging!
After completing the Georgia Nicholson series Louise started writing about a new hilarious heroine Tallulah Casey.
There are now two books about the misadventures of Tallulah Casey and they include Withering Tights and A Midsummer Tights Dream. Just as wickedly funny as the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, the books are set in a performing arts college somewhere Up North and are packed with boys, bad acting and teenage insanity.
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