Mrs Miriam Halahmy

Location: 07946 296612
Miriam Halahmy writes for children and teens. Her books are inspired by social and political issues, both current and in the past.


Miriam Halahmy is an author and poet. She has published five novels, three poetry collections and educational resources. Her latest novel, The Emergency Zoo, ( Alma Books, 2016) is set in WW2 and is a middle grade novel. Her Y.A. novel, HIDDEN (Albury Books), was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and is currently being adapted for the stage. Miriam's short fiction for young people and adults has been included in anthologies, published in magazines and translated into Dutch. Her poetry has been widely published.

Miriam  was Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week and has been longlisted and short-listed for regional awards. She actively works for peace, tolerance and diversity. She has run peace workshops in a Paris lycee and her song lyrics, Seven Billion Candles ( for peace) will be performed by 95 schools in the Midlands, March 2017. 


Miriam is happy to be interviewed face to face,  as well as over the phone, on television or on radio. She can be contacted by email.  Miriam is prepared to be contacted for articles and programmes on: Public libraries, supporting high-street bookshops, school libraries, Reading for Pleasure. She is also interested in fiction for young people to stimulate their interest in social and politicial issues such as, peace and tolerance, human rights, immigration, asylum seekers, racism, and intercultural dialogue, young people with special needs, from disadvantaged backgrounds, children in care, offenders, those with a terminal illness.

Miriam speaks at literary festivals, universities, colleges, schools and conferences in the UK and on the continent.  She can be booked via the Society or  her website


Give seminars/workshops, Write for magazines/newspapers, Give readings in schools, Contribute to/write textbooks, Give talks and readings in schools, Make personal appearances, Give talks and readings to adults, Write reviews.
Fiction, Poetry, Fiction, Poetry