Kiran writes stories…
Julia and the Shark
The Bookseller Editor’s Choice for September. A captivating, powerful and luminous story from bestselling, award-winning author… Read more »
A Secret of Birds & Bone
Blackwell’s Children’s Book of the Month. A Waterstones Children’s Book of the Year. A Guardian Book of the Year…. Read more »
The Times Number 1 Bestseller, The Sunday Times Bestseller. Winner of a Betty Trask Award… Read more »
The Deathless Girls
Longlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Award. Shortlisted for the Foyles Children’s Book of the Year, the… Read more »
The Way Past Winter
Blackwell’s Children’s Book of the Year 2018, Winner of the Ysgol Bae Baglan Upper School Book… Read more »
The Island at the End of Everything
Winner of the Young Quills Historical Fiction Award. Shortlisted for the Costa Children’s Book Award… Read more »
The Girl of Ink & Stars
Winner of the Waterstones Children’s Prize 2017 and the British Book Awards Children’s Book of… Read more »
Her books include The Girl of Ink & Stars, which was the winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2017; The Island at the End of Everything, which was shortlisted for the Costa Children’s Book Award 2017; and The Way Past Winter, which won the Blackwell’s Children’s Book of the Year Award 2018.
Kiran’s first YA novel, The Deathless Girls, a reimagining of the origin stories of the so-called ‘brides of Dracula’, is now available, and was shortlisted for the YA Book Prize, and the Foyles Book of the Year 2019.
Her debut book for adults, The Mercies, previously titled Vardø, was subject to a 13-way auction and called ‘unquestionably the book of the 2018 London Book Fair’ by The Bookseller. The Mercies was published by Picador in February 2020, and debuted at number 1 on The Times Bestseller List, and number 5 on the Sunday Times Bestseller Chart. It won a Betty Trask Award and was named a NYT Most Notable Book of 2020.
A Secret of Birds & Bone, her fourth MG novel, was published in October 2020, and was Blackwell’s Children’s Book of the Month. Julia and the Shark, in collaboration with her husband Tom de Freston, will be published on the 2nd September.
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