I am visiting as a Parent / CarerTeacher / LibrarianBook-Trade Professional

Hilary McKay

AUTHOR

Hilary McKay was born in Boston, Lincolnshire, as the eldest of four daughters. After reading Botany and Zoology at university, a stint as a biochemist and the birth of her two children, Hilary left her job to devote her time to writing. For her first novel, The Exiles, she won the 1992 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. Hilary lives in a small village in Derbyshire with her family.