The Lie Tree (PB)
A deliciously creepy novel from Frances Hardinge, the award-winning author of Cuckoo Song and Fly By Night
Winner of Costa Book of the Year Award 2016 (UK) and Costa Children's Book Award 2016 (UK) and UKLA 12-16+ Category 2016 (UK). Short-listed for BBIA: Children's Book of the Year 2016 (UK) and The CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016 (UK) and YA Book Prize 2016 (UK).
The Lie Tree is brilliant: dark, thrilling, utterly original. Everyone should read Frances Hardinge. Everyone. Right now. -- Patrick Ness
Frances Hardinge spent a large part of her childhood in a huge old house that inspired her to write strange stories from an early age. She read English at Oxford University, then got a job at a software company. However, a few years later a persistent friend finally managed to bully Frances into sending a few chapters of Fly by Night, her first children's novel, to a publisher. Macmillan made her an immediate offer. The book went on to publish to huge critical acclaim and win the Branford Boase First Novel Award. She has been nominated for, and won several other awards, being shortlisted for the prestigious Carnegie Medal for Cuckoo Song and winning the coveted Costa Book of the Year Award for The Lie Tree.