Frances Hardinge

b. 1973

Frances Hardinge was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2018.

Frances Hardinge has written eight novels for children and young adults. Her first two, Fly by Night and Twilight Robbery, were shortlisted for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. Her seventh book, The Lie Tree, won the Costa Book of the Year 2015 award, and several other awards. Her latest book is A Skinful of Shadows, which was recently shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year. Her short stories have appeared in magazines and a number of anthologies.

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