Kiran Millwood Hargrave

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About Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Kiran Millwood Hargrave is an award-winning poet, playwright, and bestselling author. Her works for children have variously won the overall Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2017, the British Book Award’s Children’s Book of the Year, the Blackwell's Children's Book of the Year, and been short- and long-listed for numerous awards including the Jhalak Prize, the Branford Boase Award, the Little Rebels Prize, the Blue Peter Award, the Costa Children’s Book Award, the Diverse Book Awards, the YA Book Prize, and the CILIP Carnegie Medal. Her debut novel for adults, The Mercies, became an instant Sunday Times Bestseller. Kiran lives by the river in Oxford with her husband and their cat.

Accolades and awards

  • THE GIRL OF INK & STARS
    WINNER of the 2017 Waterstones Children's Book Prize
    WINNER of the 2017 British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year
    Shortlisted for the 2016 Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour
    Shortlisted for the 2017 Branford Boase Award
    Shortlisted for the 2017 Little Rebels Children's Book Award
    Nominated for the 2017 CILIP Carnegie Medal
  • THE ISLAND AT THE END OF EVERYTHING
    WINNER of the 2018 Historical Association Young Quills Award
    Shortlisted for the 2017 Costa Book Award
    Shortlisted for the 2018 Blue Peter Book Award
    Shortlisted for the 2018 FCBG Children's Book Award
    Shortlisted for the 2018 Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour
    Shortlisted for the 2018 Historical Association Young Quills Award
    Longlisted for the 2018 CILIP Carnegie Medal
    Longlisted for the 2018 UKLA Book Award
  • THE WAY PAST WINTER
    Longlisted for the 2018 Specsavers National Book Awards

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