Michelle Paver

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Birthday
7, 1960
Birthplace
Malawi
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
7, 1960 (age 58)
Birthplace
Malawi

About

Guardian Children's Fiction Prize winner for her novel Ghost Hunter, the final book in a six part fantasy series called Chronicles of Ancient Darkness. She then began writing a children's series called Gods and Warriors.

Before Fame

She studied biochemistry at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford where she received a first-class degree before becoming a law firm partner.

Trivia

Her father's death in 1996 resulted in her taking a one-year sabbatical away from law to travel France and America. During this time, she authored her first book Without Charity.

Family Life

She was born in Malawi (then Nayasaland) to a Belgian mother and South African father who ran a newspaper. She moved to Wimbledon, England when she was three years old.

Associated With

She won the Guardian Award in 2010, the year after it was won by Mal Peet.