Helen Grant (young adult author)
Helen Grant (born 1964 in Westminster, London) is an English author of novels for young adults, now based in Belgium. She was educated at Dr Challoner's High School and went on to read classics at St Hugh's College, Oxford. Her first novel, The Vanishing of Katharina Linden, was published by Penguin Books in April 2009. It was shortlisted for the Booktrust Teenage Prize and the CILIP Carnegie Medal. It has also been published in Germany as Die Mädchen des Todes, and has been published in Spain, Holland and the US.
Her second novel, The Glass Demon, was published by Penguin in May 2010.
In addition to her novels for young adults, she is a regular contributor to the M.R. James Ghosts & Scholars Newsletter. Her short fiction and non fiction have been published in Supernatural Tales, All Hallows and by the Ash Tree Press. She has also provided a new translation of E.T.A. Hoffmann's Das Öde Haus in The Sandman & Other Night Pieces (Tartarus Press).
She has 2 children, 2 cats, 2 gerbils and 1 husband.
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