Frances Hardinge at Oxford Literary Festival

Frances Hardinge at Oxford Literary Festival
  • Financial Times Oxford Literary Festival, 301 Woodstock Road,, Oxford, OX2 7NY
    Financial Times Oxford Literary Festival
    301 Woodstock Road, Oxford , OX2 7NY UNITED KINGDOM
  • 17/03/2018 12:00 - 17/03/2018 13:00

Hear Costa Book Award winner Frances Hardinge talk about ghosts, the Gothic, bears and Puritans, all of which feature in her latest book, the extraordinary A Skinful of Shadows. Hardinge, who won the Costa award for The Lie Tree, is a true original. Her wildly unpredictable imagination ensures that any literary journey in her company is full of surprises. Hardinge's Fly by Night won the Branford Boase First Novel Award, and Cuckoo Song was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Age 13-adult

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. She has since written many highly acclaimed children's novels including, Fly By Night's sequel, Twilight Robbery, as well as the Carnegie shortlisted Cuckoo Song and the Costa Book of the Year winner, The Lie Tree.