Judge, UK

Elspeth Tavaci is a children’s author and editor and has worked in publishing for over twenty years now. She is the author of the children’s book The Stone of Destiny: Tales from Turkey. She has just finished a reader for Helbling Languages Ltd called Mystery of the Three Domes.

She also writes under her maiden name Elspeth Rawstron and she has written and edited ELT coursebooks and readers for several publishers including Frances Lincoln, Selt Publishing, Oxford University Press and Helbling Languages Ltd.

Elspeth studied drama at university and has worked at Theatre Royal Drury Lane and in the advertising department of The Stage Newspaper. Her drama background has been a huge influence on her writing.

Elspeth joined the Mash stories jury in the winter of 2015.