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Michelle Marie Harrison (born 21 December 1979) is a British writer whose debut novel, The 13 Treasures, won the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize[1] and has been sold for translation in 17 countries. The 13 Treasures is the first part of a trilogy, which has continued with The 13 Curses and The 13 Secrets. Her fourth novel and first book for young adults is Unrest, a ghost story published by Simon & Schuster in 2012.

Michelle Harrison
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Harrison was born and raised in Grays, Essex, England. In welcome to online visitors, she says that she hoped to be a writer and illustrator. After studying illustration at Staffordshire University, Michelle Harrison worked as a barmaid, in an art gallery, as a children's bookseller, and as an assistant editor for a children's book publisher. She now writes full-time and lives in Oxfordshire.


  1. ^ Pauli, Michelle (18 February 2009). "Debut author Michelle Harrison takes Waterstone's children's book prize". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 9 September 2011.

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