Kiran Millwood Hargrave

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Kiran Millwood Hargrave is an award winning poet, playwright, and author.

Her books include the bestselling winner of the British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year and the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2017 The Girl of Ink & Stars, and Costa Book Awards- and Blue Peter Awards-shortlisted The Island at the End of Everything, and The Way Past Winter is forthcoming in October 2018. Her debut book for adults, The Mercies , based on the Vardø witch trials, will be published by Picador in early 2020.

She is represented by Hellie Ogden (UK) and Kirby Kim (US) at Janklow & Nesbit. Kiran lives in Oxford with her husband, artist Tom de Freston, and their cat, Luna.


Kiran Millwood Hargrave's books

  • Cover of the book, The Girl of Ink and Stars.

    Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2017, and the British Book Awards' Children's Book of Year 2017 Forbidden to leave her island, Isabella Riosse dreams of the faraway lands her father once mapped.When her closest friend disappears into the island’s Forgotten Territories, she volunteers to guide the search. As a cartographer’s daughter, she’s equipped with e...(Read More)

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    based on 5,985 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, The Island at the End of Everything.

    Shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards and the Blue Peter Book Awards 2017 From the author of the bestselling tale The Girl of Ink & Stars comes a beautiful new adventure about finding your way home.There are some places you would not want to go. Even if I told you that we have oceans filled with sea turtles and dolphins, or forests lush with parrots that call through air t...(Read More)

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    based on 1,104 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, The Way Past Winter.

    Mila and her sisters live with their brother Oskar in a small forest cabin in the snow. One night, a fur-clad stranger arrives seeking shelter for himself and his men. But by the next morning, they've gone - taking Oskar with them. Fearful for his safety, Mila and her sisters set out to bring Oskar back - even it means going north, crossing frozen wild-lands to find a way past ...(Read More)

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    based on 381 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Last March.

    Kiran Millwood Hargrave was born in London in 1990. The British Shakespeare Assocation commissioned her first pamphlet Scavengers. Her poetry and short stories have been selected to feature in publications such as The New Writer, Aviary, The Forest Book of Bedtime Stories and Orbis. Last March was produced in collaboration with the Scott Polar Research Institute to mark the cen...(Read More)

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    based on 7 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, The Deathless Girls.

    Gothic, intoxicating, feminist, darkly provoking and deeply romantic - this is the breathtakingly imagined untold story of the brides of Dracula, by bestselling author Kiran Millwood Hargrave in her much-anticipated YA debut.They say the thirst of blood is like a madness - they must sate it. Even with their own kin.On the eve of her divining, the day she'll discover her fate, s...(Read More)

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    based on 71 ratings.