Alex Wheatle MBE is a British novelist of Jamaican heritage. His first novel Brixton Rock appeared in 1999, he won the London Arts Board Writers Prize in 2000. His debut YA novel Liccle Bit (2015) was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Crongton Knights, the 2016 follow-up novel won the Guardian’s Children’s fiction award, the Renaissance Quiz Writers’ Choice Award and was shortlisted for the 2017 Bookseller Young Adult prize. Straight Outta Crongton, the third in the Crongton trilogy, appeared in 2017.