Events related to Frances Hardinge and her work.
Frances and Sally appeared at Waterstones Norwich on Castle Street to discuss their latest books, A Skinful of Shadows and Things a Bright Girl Can Do. More details can be found here.
Every two years, the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators organises 'Undiscovered Voices', a competition for unpublished and unagented children's writers and illustrators living in the EU. An anthology is then published containing novel extracts and artwork from the shortlisted authors and illustrators.
This year there were two honorary chairs for Undiscovered Voices, Frances as writers' chair and Alexis Deacon as illustrators' chair. Frances gave a speech to celebrate the launch of the anthology.
Frances ran extensive workshops with local students on the theme of the Gothic.
Frances talked about her latest book, A Skinful of Shadows.
The Italian edition of The Lie Tree, published by Mondadori, was shortlisted for the Premio Strega Ragazze e Ragazzi, a prestigious Italian prize! Frances attended the award ceremony at the Bologna Book Fair, and also made some visits to local schools.
Frances was deeply honoured to give the Philippa Pearce Lecture this year. Her lecture was titled "Peopling the Dark", and discussed unseen and half-seen figures of menace and malice in children's literature.
At 18.30pm, an introductory talk will be given by Frances at Waterstones Lincoln on the High Street. This will be followed at 18.55 by a tour arranged by Lincoln Ghost Walks, so everyone can find out about local ghost stories!
Frances will give a talk at Blackwells bookshop on Broad Street, discussing her inspirations for A Skinful of Shadows. Then there will follow a tour of the historic bookshop, where ghostly sightings have allegedly been spotted after hours…
Frances will give a short talk on A Skinful of Shadows at Waterstones Salisbury, and this will be followed by a ghost walk arranged by Timezone Tours.
Frances will give a short introductory talk at the Waterstones on Milsom Street. This will be followed by a ghost walk, then a signing back at the bookshop.
Frances will be appearing at St Mary's Church, in conversation with Hannah Beckerman, to discuss her writing life and A Skinful of Shadows.
Frances and Georgina will be discussing A Skinful of Shadows.
Frances will be discussing A Skinful of Shadows, and her inspirations for the book.
At the UEA Festival of Literature for Young people (FLY) Frances will be giving the Mal Peet Lecture.
Frances will be one of the Guests of Honour for Edge-Lit, alongside CF Iggulden, Paul Tremblay and Adrian J Walker!
Guest of Honour session – interview and Q&A
Panel: The Rule Of Three: What Is The Appeal Of The Trilogy, And Will It Ever Fade?
Panellists: Rod Duncan, Frances Hardinge, Vic James (Chair), Mark Latham, Jen Williams
Frances will be giving a talk about her books, as part of the Shakespeare's Telling Tales family festival at the Globe.
Frances will be appearing at the Young Adult Literary Convention, once again occurring as part of the London Film and Comic Con at Olympia London.
Panel: Growing up in the past
Panellists: Keren David, Laura Wood, Lucy Adlington and Frances Hardinge.
Panel: Freedom to Write: The Role of YA Fiction
Panellists: Frances Hardinge, Teri Terry and William Sutcliffe, supported by Youth Libraries Group Scotland.
Frances Hardinge and Marcus Sedgwick: Shadows and Monsters.
Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series: Faith in the Future.
The British School of Brussels has a student population made up of 70 nationalities, and every two years holds a vast Book Week to celebrate all things literary. Frances will be attending, and will be talking to students about the 'monstrous' aspects of her own work.