British author who won the Carnegie medal for her children's book The Ghost of Thomas Kempe in 1973. She has also written novels for adults like Moon Tiger, which won the 1987 Booker Prize.
She studied Modern History at St Anne's College, Oxford.
Other works of hers include The Road to Lichfield and The Driftway.
She was married to Jack Lively from 1957 to his death in 1998.
Hilary Mantel is another English author and winner of the Booker Prize.