Events related to Frances Hardinge and her work.
A Face like Glass was included in the Kitschies' shortlist for the Red Tentacle prize, "awarded annually to the novel containing speculative or fantastic elements that best fulfills the criteria of intelligent, progressive and entertaining."
The winners of the Kitschies' Red Tentacle, Golden Tentacle, Inky Tentacle and Black Tentacle awards were announced at the Free Word Centre, London.
Frances took part in the Booklinks Festival by visiting Our Lady's Convent High School and Clapton Girls' Academy.
On World Book Day, Frances' self-conscious chirrupping was audible on the airwaves, courtesy of BBC Radio Oxford.
This year the Greenwich Schools Book Quiz was held at Shooter's Hill Post 16 Campus, Greenwich, and Frances was one of the special guests (along with Ellie Daines, author of Lolly Luc). From 2pm Frances and Ellie each gave a short talk about their books, and at 2.30pm Frances signed copies of A Face Like Glass. At 4pm Frances and Ellie helped hand out prizes to the winners of the book quiz!
Frances spoke to Years 5 and 6 at Latymer Preparatory School in Hammersmith.
As part of the SCI-FI London program, the Post-Apocalyptic Book Club and Waterstones Piccadilly presented a panel discussion of dystopias and bizarre, dysfunctional societies in speculative fiction. Aside from Frances, panel members included Tom Hunter, Robert Grant, Anne C Perry, Adam Roberts and Jeff Norton.
Frances gave the keynote speech at the Conference.
Frances attended the UKLA conference as one of the authors shortlisted for the 7–11 category of the UKLA Book Award. Many congratulations to Sarah Crossnan, Nadia Shireen Raynor and Elizabeth Wein for winning their categories!
As part of the Cirencester Literary Festival, Frances will be giving a talk and signing copies of A Face Like Glass at 11am at the Bingham Library, Cirencester.
2pm: Event with China Miéville
Frances appeared with China Miéville, author of celebrated works such as The City and the City, Un Lun Dun, Perdido Street Station and Railsea. The two authors discussed the challenges of world-building, and the creation of entirely imaginary settings.
5.30pm: Imprisoned Authors Series
Amnesty International's Imprisoned Authors Series gives authors the chance to show solidarity with persecuted writers around the world by reading out from their work. Frances took part in this reading at 5.30pm in the Peppers Theatre.
On 1st November (4–5pm) Frances appeared with Holly Black, Garth Nix, Chris Priestley, Sarah Rees-Brennan and Chris Wooding in the panel titled "Not in Front of the Children: How far should you go in YA Fiction?"
She also took part in a joint reading with fellow Scattered Authors Society members Emma Barnes, Cecilia Busby, Lucy Coats, Teresa Flavin, Amy Butler Greenfield, Katherine Langrish, Katherine Roberts and Linda Strachan.
Frances was a guest at ArmadaCon, a Plymouth-based Sci Fi and
Fantasy Multimedia convention, this year celebrating its silver
Frances appeared on two 'guest panel' events to answer questions from the audience, the first 9.30–11am on the Saturday and the second 9.30–11am on the Sunday.