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Name  Helen Dunmore
Role  Poet
Education  University of York

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Born  12 December 1952 (age 63) (1952-12-12)
Awards  Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction
Nominations  Nestle Smarties Book Prize
Books  Ingo, The Siege, The Lie, The Crossing of Ingo, The Betrayal

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Helen Dunmore FRSL (12 December 1952 – 5 June 2017) was a British poet, novelist and children's writer.


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Dunmore was born in Beverley, Yorkshire, in 1952, the second of four children of Betty (née Smith) and Maurice Dunmore. She studied English at York University, and lived in Finland for two years (1973–75) and worked as a teacher. She lived after that in Bristol. Dunmore was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (FRSL). Some of Dunmore's children's books are included in reading schemes for use in schools.

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In 2017, she published her last book, Birdcage Walk, before writing an article about mortality for The Guardian after she was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Her death was announced on 5 June 2017.

Personal life

Her husband Frank Charnley, whom she married in 1980, is a lawyer. Dunmore had a son, daughter and stepson, and three grandchildren at the time of her death.

Awards and honours

  • 1994 McKitterick Prize, Zennor in Darkness
  • 1996 Orange Prize (inaugural winner), A Spell of Winter
  • 1990 Cardiff International Poetry Prize
  • 1997 T. S. Eliot Prize, shortlist, Bestiary
  • 2010: Man Booker Prize, longlist, The Betrayal
  • 2010: "The Malarkey" National Poetry Competition
  • ???? Poetry Book Society Choice and Recommendations
  • 2015: Walter Scott Prize, shortlist, The Lie
  • References

    Helen Dunmore Wikipedia

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