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Terence Blacker (born February 5, 1948 near Hadleighmarker, Suffolk) is an Englishmarker author, columnist, journalist, and publisher. He is the son of General Sir Cecil Hugh Blacker, and the brother of sculptor Philip Blacker.

Blacker was educated in Wellington Collegemarker, Berkshire and Trinity Collegemarker, Cambridgemarker.

Blacker began his working life in horse-racing and as an amateur jockey.
  Subsequently he worked in publishing for 10 years during the 1970s and 1980s, where he  was responsible for overseeing the publication of works by Jerzy Kosinski.

Blacker became a full-time writer in 1983 and has written children's books and mysteries for adults. His first children's book If I Could Work was published in 1987 and his first adult novel, FIXX, won critical acclaim and was described by The Guardian as a "tour de force". He is an active member of English PEN, and is also an EAW member.

He writes a weekly column for The Independent newspaper and writes the "Endpaper" for The Author. For many years, he wrote the "Harvey Porlock" column in The Sunday Times, as well as a column about the book business for Publishing News.

Terence Blacker is a supporter of Queens Park Rangers F.C..


  • Adult books
    • You Cannot Live as I Have Lived and Not End Up Like This: The Thoroughly Disgraceful Life and Times of Willie Donaldson (Ebury Press, 2007) ISBN 978-0-091-91386-1
    • Kill Your Darlings (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2000) ISBN 0-297-64658-3
    • Revenance (Bloomsbury, 1996) ISBN 0-7475-2436-X
    • The Fame Hotel (Bloomsbury, 1992) ISBN 0-7475-1244-2
    • Fixx (Bloomsbury, 1989) ISBN 0-7475-0270-6

  • Children's books
    • Parentswap (Farrar Straus Giroux, August 2006) ISBN 0-374-35752-8
    • Tinseltown (Macmillan Children's Books, January 2005) ISBN 1-4050-5707-6
    • Boy2girl (Macmillan Children's Books, 2004) ISBN 0-330-42121-2
    • You Have Ghost Mail (Macmillan Children's Books, 2002) ISBN 0-333-96001-7
    • The Angel Factory (Macmillan Children's Books, 2001) ISBN 0-333-90072-3
    • The Transfer (Macmillan Children's Books, 1998) ISBN 0-333-68970-4
    • Nasty Neighbours / Nice Neighbours (Macmillan Children's Books, 1992) ISBN 0-333-54675-X
    • Homebird (Piccadilly Press, 1991) ISBN 1-85340-116-1 (Prentice Hall & IBD, 1993 ISBN 0-02-710685-3)
    • If I Could Work (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1991) ISBN 0-517-07121-5
    • The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen (Hodder Children's Books, 1990) ISBN 0-340-51261-X
    • Herbie Hamster, Where Are You? by Terence Blacker, Pippa Unwin (Random House Children's Books, 1990) ISBN 0-679-80838-8
    • Houdini, the Disappearing Hamster (Andersen Press, 1990) ISBN 0-86264-250-7
    • Henry and the Frights (Piccadilly Press, 1989) ISBN 0-946826-99-4
    • Neil's Book of the Dead by Terence Blacker, Nigel Planer (Pavilion Books, 1984) ISBN 0-907516-53-X

  • Ms Wiz series
    • Out of Control, Ms Wiz (Macmillan Children's Books, 2009) ISBN 978-1-842-70847-7
    • Fangtastic, Ms Wiz Mayhem (Macmillan Children's Books, 2008) ISBN 978-1-842-70703-6
    • Totally Spaced, Ms Wiz (Macmillan Children's Books, 2008) ISBN 978-1-842-70702-9
    • Ms Wiz Mayhem (Macmillan Children's Books, 2006) ISBN 978-0-330-44287-9
    • Ms Wiz Superstar (Macmillan Children's Books, 2004) ISBN 0-330-43406-3
    • The Crazy World of Ms Wiz (Macmillan Children's Books, 2004) ISBN 0-330-43136-6
    • The Secret Life of Ms Wiz (Macmillan Children's Books, 2002) ISBN 0-333-99460-4
    • Ms Wiz: Millionaire (Macmillan Children's Books, 2001) ISBN 0-333-94794-0
    • Ms Wiz Goes to Hollywood (Macmillan Children's Books, 2000) ISBN 0-333-90175-4
    • Ms Wiz and the Sister of Doom (Macmillan Children's Books, 1999) ISBN 0-333-76161-8
    • Ms Wiz Smells a Rat (Macmillan Children's Books, 1998) ISBN 0-333-73734-2
    • Ms Wiz Supermodel (Macmillan Children's Books, 1997) ISBN 0-333-71117-3
    • You're Kidding Me, Ms Wiz (Macmillan Children's Books, 1996) ISBN 0-333-67103-1
    • Ms Wiz Loves Dracula (Macmillan Children's Books, 1993) ISBN 0-333-60774-0 (Piccadilly Press, 1993 ISBN 1-85340-250-8)
    • Power-crazy Ms Wiz (Macmillan Children's Books, 1993) ISBN 0-333-60773-2 (Piccadilly Press, 1992 ISBN 1-85340-177-3)
    • Time Flies for Ms Wiz (Macmillan Children's Books, 1993) ISBN 0-333-60772-4 (Piccadilly Press, 1992 ISBN 1-85340-181-1)
    • Ms Wiz Banned! (Macmillan Children's Books, 1993) ISBN 0-333-60771-6 (Piccadilly Press, 1990 ISBN 1-85340-092-0)
    • Ms Wiz Goes Live (Macmillan Children's Books, 1993) ISBN 0-333-60770-8 (Piccadilly Press, 1990 ISBN 1-85340-073-4)
    • In Control, Ms Wiz? (Macmillan Children's Books, 1993) ISBN 0-333-60769-4 (Piccadilly Press, 1990 ISBN 1-85340-061-0)
    • You're Nicked, Ms Wiz (Macmillan Children's Books, 1993) ISBN 0-333-60768-6 (Piccadilly Press, 1989 ISBN 1-85340-051-3)
    • In Stitches with Ms Wiz (Macmillan Children's Books, 1993) ISBN 0-333-60767-8 (Piccadilly Press, 1989 ISBN 1-85340-044-0)
    • Ms Wiz Spells Trouble (Macmillan Children's Books, 1993) ISBN 0-333-60766-X (Piccadilly Press, 1988 ISBN 1-85340-022-X)

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