Annemarie Young has been a Senior Member of Hughes Hall since 1999. She was Head of Development in 2007 and 2008, and Editor of News from Hughes from 2006 to 2013. She is currently a Tutor at Hughes. She gained her first degree and Diploma of Education from the University of Adelaide, and her MSc in Applied Linguistics from the University of Edinburgh. She started her working life in secondary teaching and English Language Teaching, working for the Australian government in Australia and then for the British Council in Egypt, Indonesia and China, before coming to Cambridge University Press in 1985.
She was responsible for primary publishing at Cambridge University Press until 2002. She now writes fiction and non-fiction for children and is also a consultant in children’s books and primary education. Her books are published by Oxford University Press (including Helping Your Child to Read), Wayland (Hachette) and Frances Lincoln. Young Palestinians Speak: Living Under Occupation, co-authored with Anthony Robinson, is published by Interlink in the US and UK, and received an honourable mention in the Middle East Book Awards 2018. Who are Refugees and Migrants? What makes people leave their homes? And other big questions (Wayland), co-authored with Michael Rosen, was shortlisted for the 2017 School Librarians Association information book award. She has published four other titles with Michael Rosen in Wayland’s Big Questions series: What is Humanism? How do you live without a god? What is Right and Wrong? Where do Values come from? What is Politics? Why should we Care? Why do we need Art? What does it mean to be creative?