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two years, the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators organises 'Undiscovered Voices', a competition for unpublished and unagented children's writers and illustrators living in the EU.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, Frances gave an introductory talk at Waterstones Lincoln on the High Street. This was followed by a tour arranged by Lincoln Ghost Walks, so everyone could find out about local ghost stories!
Frances gave a talk at Blackwells bookshop on Broad Street, discussing her inspirations for A Skinful of Shadows. Therel followed a tour of the historic bookshop, where ghostly sightings had allegedly been spotted after hours…
Frances gave a short talk on A Skinful of Shadows at Waterstones Salisbury, which was followed by a ghost walk arranged by Timezone Tours.
Frances gave a short introductory talk at the Waterstones on Milsom Street. This was followed by a ghost walk, then a signing back at the bookshop.
Frances appeared at St Mary's Church, in conversation with Hannah Beckerman, to discuss her writing life and A Skinful of Shadows.
Frances and Georgina discussed A Skinful of Shadows.
Frances discussed A Skinful of Shadows, and her inspirations for the book.
At the UEA Festival of Literature for Young people (FLY) Frances gave the Mal Peet Lecture.
Frances was 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 gave a talk about her books, as part of the Shakespeare's Telling Tales family festival at the Globe.
Frances appeared at the Young Adult Literary Convention, which once again occurred 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.
Frances was one of the authors involved in the children's programme for Berlin's international literature festival. She appeared in several 'in conversation' events at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele, and met students who presented her with the wonderful results of their workshops!
DeptCon is Ireland's biggest YA book convention, and is organised by Department 51 of Easons Ireland. Frances appeared on a decidedly feminis panel alongside Samantha Shannon and Melinda Salisbury, ably chaired by Sarah Griff.
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 attended, talking to students about the 'monstrous' aspects of her own work.
Frances will be discussing A Skinful of Shadows in an 'in conversation' event at the Write Idea Festival, East London's free reading festival.