Ross Welford

“Ross Welford is a superb storyteller who weaves the magical and mystical into everyday childhood situations with a poignancy and humour that makes you weep and smile at the same time.”              Sally Morris, THE DAILY MAIL


Time Travelling With A Hamster, published in 2016, became an instant bestseller on publication and has so far been nominated for twenty-one awards, including the Costa Book Award, the Branford Boase Award, the Waterstones Book Prize and the Carnegie Medal.  It received the Awesome Book Award in 2016.  On publication in the USA, it garnered a coveted five-star Kirkus review and a New York Public Libraries commendation.  It has been published in several translations, including Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Czech and Albanian.

It was followed a year later by What Not To Do If You Turn Invisible also nominated for the coveted Carnegie Medal.  His next book The 1,000 Year Old Boy was published in January 2018 to enthusiastic reviews in mainstream and social media.  Click on the links to read more.

The Dog Who Saved The World came out in January 2019.  The Observer called it …”a terrific adventure with all the suspense of a medical thriller.”  The Times said, “Welford…has done it again.”

Ross was a journalist and television producer before becoming a full-time writer. He lives in London with his wife, children, a border collie, a hamster, and several tropical fish.  When not writing, he tours the UK talking to schools, libraries and book clubs.  He has appeared on panels at literary festivals including Hay-on-Wye, Cheltenham and Edinburgh.

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Time Travelling With A Hamster

My dad died twice. Once when he was thirty nine, and again four years later when he was twelve.

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What Not To Do If You Turn Invisible

Turning invisible at will: it’s one way of curing your acne. But far more drastic than 13 year-old Ethel Leatherhead intended when she tried a combination of untested medicines and a sunbed.

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The 1,000-year-old Boy

There are stories about people who want to live forever. This is a story about someone who wants to stop.

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The Dog Who Saved The World

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“The gripping suspense truly makes time fly… the book’s heart and humour are hard to resist."

Piers Torday, author of The Last Wild