Nicky Singer, award-winning author, dies at 66

Award-winning author Nicky Singer has died at the age of 66. Singer was a renowned novelist, librettist and playwright best known for her book The Survival Game, which was already optioned for a movie. 

Born in 1957, she grew up in London and studied English at Oxford University and later worked as a teacher before becoming a full-time writer. 

Singer’s work is known for its emotional depth and exploration of complex themes and she won several awards for her writing, including the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize in 2019 for The Survival Game.

Singer passed away on June 27, 2023, after a long battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, two children, and three grandchildren. Singer’s family has released a statement expressing their grief and gratitude for the outpouring of support they have received. They have asked for privacy during this difficult time.

The author’s legacy will live on through her writing, which touched the hearts of readers around the world. Her work explored themes of religion, the supernatural and scientific progress, while her stories, known for their emotional depth and exploration of complex themes, will continue to inspire and move readers for generations to come. Singer’s passing is a great loss to the literary world, but her contributions will be remembered and celebrated for years to come.

Nicky Singer was a prolific author who wrote for both adults and young adults. Some of her most notable works include:

For young adults:

Feather Boy

The Flask

The Survival Game


For adults:

To Still the Child

To Have and to Hold

What She Wanted

My Mother’s Daughter


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