Dawn Finch

Chair of the CWIG committee 2020-21

Dawn Finch has worked with children's books and reading for over 30 years. She began her career in public libraries before moving on to children's and school libraries where she specialised in the development and support of young readers.

Dawn has both written and contributed to dozens of non-fiction books for children, and her books about prehistoric Britain are bestsellers used in most of the primary schools in the country. Dawn also writes fiction for young readers and has written about historical fiction for children and young readers.

She is an active and outspoken campaigner for libraries and literacy and is a Trustee and former President of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP)

Dawn lives the north of Scotland, and in her spare time writes poetry and helps to run a community bookshop.