Abiola Bello was born and raised in Stoke Newington, North London. She is a Nigerian-British author and first began writing the Emily Knight saga at 12 years old. Abiola received rave reviews for her debut book, Emily Knight I am, published by Hashtag Press. As well as outstanding success with her Emily Knight Warriors pop-up book, which went viral in 2015 when it was gradually released online throughout the month of August. Emily Knight I am...Awakened was released in September 2017, published by Hashtag Press. It was nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2019, winner of London's Big Read 2019 and a finalist for 'Best Children's Book' for the People's Book Prize 2019. 'Emily Knight I am..Becoming, published by Hashtag Press and the third book in the award-winning series was released in September 2020 to strong reviews. The Very Merry Murder Club published by Farshore on October 28th 2021 is a number 1 bestseller and The Bookseller 'One to watch.' Abiola won The London Book Fair Trailblazer Awards 2018 and is currently on the advisory board for World Book Day UK. As well as being a writer, Abiola is a professional dancer. She has performed for more than a decade in prestigious venues including The Royal Opera House, The Barbican, Sadler's Wells, Hammersmith Apollo, Stratford Theatre Royal. A. Bello has also appeared on The Apprentice, Got To Dance and Street Dance AllStars The Movie. Follow on Instagram @abiolabello and Twitter @ABelloWrites www.a-bello.comRead more Read less
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