Frances Hardinge at Waterstones Piccadilly

Frances Hardinge at Waterstones Piccadilly
  • Waterstones Piccadilly, Waterstones Piccadilly, 203 - 206 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HD
    Waterstones Piccadilly
    Waterstones Piccadilly 203 - 206 Piccadilly London, W1J 9HD UNITED KINGDOM
  • 25/09/2017 19:00 - 25/09/2017 20:00


An Evening with Frances Hardinge oin the author of the Costa Award-winning The Lie Tree for an exclusive first look at her highly-anticipated new novel, A Skinful of Shadows. Frances Hardinge will be in conversation with Lisa O'Kelly, Literary Editor at the Observer, talking about her extraordinary writing career, how life has changed since winning the Costa Book Award and her latest dark historical tale of a mysterious family's hidden secrets, and a young girl's quest to shape her own destiny.

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.