Name Frances Hardinge
|Genre Young adult fiction|
Nationality English British
Education University of Oxford
|Notable works Fly By Night
Notable awards Branford Boase Award 2006 Fly By Night
Nominations Carnegie Medal, Guardian Children's Fiction Prize
Books Fly by Night, Twilight Robbery, Gullstruck Island, Verdigris Deep, A Face Like Glass
Frances hardinge explains the story plot of her book the lie tree unravel travel tv
Frances Hardinge (born 1973) is a British children's writer. Her debut novel, Fly By Night, won the 2006 Branford Boase Award and was listed as one of the School Library Journal Best Books, while her 2015 novel The Lie Tree won the 2015 Costa Book Award, the first children's book to do so since Philip Pullman's The Amber Spyglass in 2001. She has also been shortlisted and achieved a number of other awards for both her novels as well as some of her short stories. Hardinge is often seen wearing a black hat and enjoys dressing in old-fashioned clothing.
- Frances hardinge explains the story plot of her book the lie tree unravel travel tv
- Interview frances hardinge winner costa book of the year unravel travel tv
- Awards and honors
- Short fiction
Interview frances hardinge winner costa book of the year unravel travel tv
Hardinge was born in Brighton, England, and dreamed of writing at the age of four. She studied English at Somerville College, University of Oxford and was the founder member of a writers' workshop there.
Her writing career started after she won a short story magazine competition. Shortly after winning she wrote Fly By Night in her spare time and showed it to Macmillan Publishers after pressure from a friend. Twilight Robbery is a sequel to Fly by Night, featuring again the young heroine Mosca Mye, her pet goose Saracen, and Eponymous Clent, a conman.
Awards and honors
Hardinge's first six novels were all published in the UK by Macmillan Children's Books.
While Fly By Night was being finalised for publication, Hardinge signed a deal with Macmillan Publishers to produce three further novels.
Hardinge has written several short stories published in magazines and anthologies.