Liz Flanagan

Children's & Young Adult Author

About Liz

Liz Flanagan writes for children and young adults, having been a lifelong reader of children’s books. Her debut novel Eden Summer was nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and was described by The Bookseller as having ‘a truly gripping plot … combined with beautiful, emotionally rich writing’.

Her second novel Dragon Daughter was published in 2018. Tamsin Rosewell of Kenilworth Books calls it ‘an astonishing book; this is storytelling at its very best – exciting, political, poignant and utterly enchanting.’ The sequel, Rise of the Shadow Dragons, followed in 2020, demonstrating what Gordon Askew described as: ‘A very special voice indeed in children’s fiction… thrilling multi-layered storytelling.’ Her books have been widely translated.

Liz’s past roles include working as an editor and managing a writing centre. She now combines writing with teaching, and lives in Hebden Bridge with her family. She loves the landscape of her hometown and goes out running in the woods and hills most days, accompanied by her terrier. See for more information.

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