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Kiran Millwood Hargrave

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Kiran Millwood Hargrave was born in London in 1990. She began publishing her poetry in 2010 and graduated from Cambridge University in 2011. From September 2012 2014, she will be undertaking a part-time MSt at Oxford University, where she has just been elected President of the Oxford University Poetry Society 2013-14.

In December 2010 she was commissioned by the Cambridge Shakespeare Conference to produce a pamphlet of poetry based upon Shakespeares plays. Scavengers is an ekphrastic collection with the visual artist Tom de Freston, and was launched in September 2011 at the CSCs annual conference.

Kirans first full collection, Last March, written to mark the centenary of Scotts final expedition, was launched in March 2012 by Pindrop Press. This was produced in association with the Scott Polar Research Institute.

In 2013 Neil Astley chose her poem Grace as the winner of the Yeovil Literary Prize for Poetry 2013; Kiran travelled to the Banff Centre, Canada, to work on Splitfish with Sue Goyette; took up a Poet-in-Residence position in Whitstable, courtesy of The Expansionists; and was awarded one of six places on the inaugural international Callaloo poetry workshop at Goldsmiths University.

So far in 2014 her work has been reviewed by For Books Sake; she has been long listed for theInk Sweat and Tears Commission; her poem Form has been shortlisted for the Oxford Poetry competition; and she will be reading at various festivals including Cheltenham Poetry Festival, Much Wenlock and Coast Poetry. For details of these and other upcoming readings click here.

Genres: Children's Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy
Jhalak Prize Best Book nominee (2016) : The Girl of Ink & Stars
Costa Children's Book Award Best Book nominee (2017) : The Island at the End of Everything
Blue Peter Book Award Best Book nominee (2018) : The Island at the End of Everything

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