Lucy Tandon Copp


Lucy is a Malaysian-Chinese English children’s author and award-winning journalist; her debut picture book is due to publish in 2025 as the first in a two-book deal. In 2022, Lucy was selected to join Penguin UK’s WriteNow Editorial Programme, which champions authors from underrepresented backgrounds.

Lucy is passionate about increasing mixed race and BESEA representation in children’s books and on UK bookshelves. Her stories are bursting with heart and spread a message of inclusivity and empathy through lovable characters that everyone can relate to.

After reading Classics at the University of Bristol, Lucy completed an NCTJ diploma in multimedia journalism at News Associates in London with a scholarship from the NUJ’s George Viner Memorial Fund, which aims to increase diversity in the British media. She went on to spend 10 years working across newspapers, and consumer and trade magazines, before moving into children’s publishing.

Lucy lives in Buckinghamshire with her husband, two daughters and a not-so-miniature schnauzer called Moose, who moonlights as her writing companion.