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Samantha Shannon

UK flag (b.1991)

Samantha Shannon was born in west London in 1991. She started writing at the age of fifteen. Between 2010 and 2013 she studied English Language and Literature at St Anne's College, Oxford. In 2012 the Women of the Future Awards shortlisted her for The Young Star Award. The Bone Season is her first novel and has been sold in twenty-one countries.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Fantasy
Samantha Shannon recommends
False Hearts (2016)
(False Hearts, book 1)
Laura Lam
"Just fantastic. Rarely have I torn through a book so quickly. Dark, smart, fast-paced and sexy."
Dark Made Dawn (2016)
(Australia , book 3)
J P Smythe
"A truly chilling and ruthless world, brilliantly realised."
The Belles (2018)
(Belles , book 1)
Dhonielle Clayton
"Sumptuous and original worldbuilding, heart-pounding plot and gorgeous prose."
The Wren Hunt (2018)
(Wren Hunt, book 1)
Mary Watson
"The Wren Hunt rings with ancient, subtle magic, masterfully transmuted into words. A tale that gets into your bones."
This Story Is a Lie (2018)
Tom Pollock
"Tom Pollock displays a graceful mastery of both words and numbers in this brainy, unpredictable, and truly original thriller."
The Boneless Mercies (2018)
April Genevieve Tucholke
"Ruthless and lyrical, heart-warming and blood-chilling, and beautifully redolent of ancient tales and history. It will sing to a new generation of heroes."

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