Frances Hardinge - Wednesday 16th October, 11:30am
In the words of bestselling teen author Patrick Ness ‘Everyone should read Frances Hardinge. Everyone. Right Now’. Frances Hardinge is a writer at the top of her game, she has been described as ‘one of our greatest storytellers’ and electrifyingly good’, and her award-winning books are all different, atmospheric and utterly compelling. Famous for her signature black hat she is the first children’s writer to win the Costa Book Award with The Lie Tree since Philip Pullman.
Inspired by her large, spooky family home she has written strange stories from an early age and her recent novel A Skinful of Shadow (on the shortlist for the Costa announced mid-June) is a dark, mysterious tale of a family’s hidden secrets set against the back drop of the English Civil War. She is coming to talk about her writing and reveal the inspiration behind her new novel Deeplight, published in October.
Photo credit - Paul Musso for Hay Festival
This talk is not open to the public.