Helena Coggan

Helena Coggan wrote her first novel, The Catalyst, at the age of thirteen. The second book in the duology, The Reaction, came out when she was sixteen.  Her third, The Orphanage of the Gods, will be published in March 2019.    The Guardian said of her writing, ‘A phenomenal achievement… assured, frightening, action-packed.’

Shortlisted for the Women of the Future Awards 2018, Helena is a writer and student based in London. She wrote her first novel, The Catalyst, at the age of thirteen; it was published by Hodder and Stoughton two years later, and named as one of 2015’s Debuts of the Year by the Guardian and Amazon. The second book in the duology, The Reaction, came out when she was sixteen. She has been called “the next JK Rowling” by NBC’s Today, and in 2016 she was named by the Guardian as one of the most influential teenagers in the world. She is currently studying physics at university, for the sole purpose of building a TARDIS one day.  Her third novel, The Orphanage of the Gods, is published in March 2019.