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Hilary McKay


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Hilary McKay won the Guardian Children's Award with her first novel, The Exiles. Her subsequent work has achieved similar recognition - The Exiles at Home won the Smarties Prize and Saffy's Angel won the Whitbread. A graduate of Botany and Zoology from St Andrews University, Hilary now writes full-time. She lives in Derbyshire with her husband and two children. When not writing Hilary loves walking, reading, having friends to stay and receiving letters from children.

Genres: Children's Fiction
 
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Non fiction
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Awards
Costa Children's Book Award Best Book nominee (2018) : The Skylarks' War


Hilary McKay recommends
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The Wren Hunt (2018)
(Wren Hunt, book 1)
Mary Watson
"The most superb collection of character and fantasy and love and landscape I have read since Phillip Pullman's Northern Lights."
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The Storm Keeper's Island (2018)
(Storm Keeper Quartet, book 1)
Catherine Doyle
"The Storm Keeper's Island doesn't need magic to make it enchanting ... Love and hope communicated is perhaps the greatest magic of all, and that's what Catherine achieved for me in this book."
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The Pear Affair (2020)
Judith Eagle
"Absolutely sparkling enchanting storytelling."
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Lena, the Sea and Me (2020)
Maria Parr
"A salt-tanged, airy and adventurous story."
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The Viper's Daughter (2020)
(Wolf Brother, book 7)
Michelle Paver
"What rich, dazzling, immersive storytelling ... The best book I have read this year by a country mile. (By a wild arctic length of many wolf lopes, I suppose I should say)."
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The Wild Way Home (2020)
Sophie Kirtley
"So good I read it twice."
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Tinsel (2020)
Sibéal Pounder
"Very sparkly storytelling and a lovely portrayal of friendship."
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The Silent Stars Go By (2020)
Sally Nicholls
"Gorgeous, poignant, unputdownable."

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