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Frances Hardinge - Author


Frances Hardinge spent a large part of her childhood in a huge old house that inspired her to write strange stories from an early age. She read English at Oxford University, then got a job at a software company. However, a few years later a persistent friend finally managed to bully Frances into sending a few chapters of Fly by Night, her first children's novel, to a publisher. Macmillan made her an immediate offer. The book went on to publish to huge critical acclaim and win the Branford Boase First Novel Award. The Lie Tree is Frances's seventh novel.

BookBrunch recently interviewed Frances Hardinge …

Hardinge is only the second children's author - after Philip Pullman - to win Book of the Year since the Costa (previously Whitbread) adopted this format in the mid-Eighties. "That's, of course, one of the reasons why I didn't think I'd get it," she says, with what is becoming known as trademark modesty.

"At first I just felt completely stunned, then I felt stunned, sleep-deprived, and as if somebody had attached me to a sort of media rollercoaster. Now, I'm working my way around to it sometimes actually sinking in. There's been a great deal of happiness throughout. On the occasions where it has sunk in, I have a tendency to giggle… I still can't really quite believe that this is actually happening!"

Click here to read the full and fascinating interview on BookBrunch.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Frances Hardinge

The Lie Tree Special Edition Book of the Year by Frances Hardinge
Reader Reviewed The Lie Tree Special Edition Book of the Year
Frances Hardinge
Winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2015. Award-winning Frances Hardinge is spellbinding in this hugely entertaining and dramatic Victorian thriller. When Faith’s father dies suddenly she knows she must try to find out exactly what he was hiding...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/03/2016

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