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The Town Crier's House – 2016

Events related to Frances Hardinge and her work.

International Literature Festival Dublin

24th May 2016

11.15am, The Ark

Frances appeared at a schools event, details here.

Hay Festival

Friday 27th May, 11.30am

Schools event.

Thursday 2nd June, 1pm, Starlight stage

The Bookseller YA Prize

Frances appeared alongside some of the other shortlisted authors, before the winner of the prize is announced. (Aside from Frances, the authors on the shortlist were Holly Bourne, Sarah Crossan, Jenny Downham, Catherine Johnson, Patrick Ness, Louise O’Neill, Mel Salisbury, William Sutcliffe and Lisa Williamson.)

Thursday 2nd June, 4pm, Good Energy Stage

Panel: Mystery Moments

Panellists: Katherine Woodfine, Frances Hardinge and Lyn Gardner, chaired by Emma Carroll.
Unexplained death! Who knows what will happen next? Come and meet the authors of The Lie Tree, The Mystery of the Jewelled Moth and Rose Campion and the Stolen Secret, in conversation with Emma Carroll.

Oxfordshire Gaining Momentum Festival

Friday 17th June

Frances is an ambassador for the Oxfordshire Gaining Momentum programme organised by the National Literacy Trust.
She will be appearing at the programme's schools literature festival, and running workshops for visiting schools.

The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards

Monday 20th June, 12 noon

As one of the authors shortlisted for the Carnegie, Frances will be attending the award ceremony. (Last year she emerged from the ceremony with no prize but a giant helium balloon.) The Carnegie shortlist can be found here and the Kate Greenaway shortlist here.

America Library Association Convention

24th–27th June

Details TBC

St Ivo's School

29th June, 2016

Frances will be making an author visit to St Ivo's School in Cambridge.

Ipswich High School Prize-giving

5th July

Frances attended Ipswich High School between the ages of 13 and 18, and this is the first time she has been back since! The school has now moved to grand new premises at Woolverstone Hall. Frances will no longer be expected to wear school uniform (at least she hopes not), and will be presenting prizes at the annual ceremony.

Keats House Summer School

Thursday 7th July

Frances will be running a workshop for the writing summer school at Keats House. Details TBC.

Richmond Battle of the Books

Wednesday 13th July

At 11am, Frances will be participating in the Richmond Battle of the Books at Christ's School.

Mystery and Mayhem Panel

Thursday 21st July

Panellists: Katherine Woodfine, Robin Stevens, Frances Hardinge, chaired by Imogen Russell Williams
Three contributors from The Crime Club discuss detective fiction, to celebrate the publication of the anthology Mystery and Mayhem.

Young Adult Literature Convention (YALC)

29th July–1st August

Details TBC

Edinburgh Literary Festival

26–27th August

Details TBC


23rd–25th September

This year FantasyCon by the Sea will be held at the Grand Hotel and the Royal in Scarborough. Frances will be one of the guests of honour, alongside Adam Nevill and Scott Lynch!

Bath Literature Festival

Monday 3rd October

Details TBC

Cheltenham Literature Festival

8–9th October

Details TBC