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JJ Arcanjo

Agent: Jordan Lees

JJ Arcanjo is a half-Portuguese, half-English writer who grew up between the Algarve and Devon. He has a degree in Criminology and Psychology from Aberystwyth University and a Masters in Creative Writing and Publishing from City University, London, and currently works in Editorial at Bloomsbury Publishing. He’s published two crime novels for adults.

JJ’s debut middle-grade book, CROOKHAVEN: THE SCHOOL FOR THIEVES, was published by Hachette in 2022 and was announced as one of The Sunday Times best books for children in 2023. Its sequel, CROOKHAVEN: THE FORGOTTEN MAZE, will be published in August 2023.