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Franny Billingsley

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Name  Franny Billingsley
Role  Author
Education  Tufts University

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Parents  Patrick Billingsley, Ruth Billingsley
Siblings  Marty Billingsley, Julie Billingsley, Paul Billingsley, Patty Billingsley
Awards  Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature, PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship
People also search for  Patrick Billingsley, Ruth Billingsley, Marty Billingsley, Julie Billingsley, Paul Billingsley, Patty Billingsley
Books  Chime, The Folk Keeper, Well Wished, Big Bad Bunny, Briar

Young adult author franny billingsley

Franny Billingsley (born July 3, 1954) is the author of three award-winning children's fantasy novels, Well Wished, The Folk Keeper, and Chime, and the picture book Big Bad Bunny.


Franny billingsley reads from chime at the 2011 national book award finalists reading


Billingsley graduated from Tufts University in 1976, and from Boston University Law School in 1979. After moving back to Chicago, she wrote for many years while working at 57th Street Books in Hyde Park. She is now a full-time author. She has two children.

Billingsley received the PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship in 2003, which is awarded to an author of children's or young-adult fiction of literary merit to complete a manuscript.


  • Well Wished (1997) OCLC 034886335
  • The Folk Keeper (1999) OCLC 040174939
  • Big Bad Bunny (2008) OCLC 074964188
  • Chime (2011) OCLC 535490686
  • Awards

  • 1998 Anne Spencer Lindbergh Prize Honor Book for best fantasy written in the English language (Well Wished)
  • 2000 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, Fiction (The Folk Keeper)
  • 2000 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, Children's Literature (The Folk Keeper)
  • 2011 National Book Award for Young People's Literature finalist (Chime)
  • References

    Franny Billingsley Wikipedia

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