Robin Jarvis (born May 8, 1963) is a British children's novelist, who writes fantasy novels, often about anthropomorphic rodents and small mammals — especially mice — and Tudor times. A lot of his works are based in London, in and around Deptford and Greenwich where he used to live, or in Whitby.
His first novel — The Dark Portal, featuring the popular Deptford Mice — was the runner up for the Smarties book prize in 1989.
Jarvis is currently researching the life and work of the, now largely forgotten, 20th Century occultist, Austerly Fellows for a new book to be published by Harper Collins entitled "Dancing Jax".
Jarvis was born in Liverpool, the youngest of four children, and grew up in Warrington, attending Penketh High School. His favourite subjects at school were Art and English and he went on to study Graphic Design at Newcastle Polytechnic (now Northumbria University). After college, he moved to London and worked in the television and advertising industries as a model-maker. He lives in Greenwich, South London.
The final two books in the Hagwood trilogy are unlikely to be published following statements from Jarvis's publisher, Puffin, claiming the series as having been abandoned. However, other sources claim that both "Dark Waters of Hagwood" and "War in Hagwood" have already been written and the entire series will be published by another publisher.