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Liz Hyder


Liz Hyder

Liz Hyder is a writer and creative workshop leader. She has been part of Writing West Midlands’s Room 204 writer development program since 2016. In early 2018, she won The Bridge Award/Moniack Mhor Emerging Writer Award. Named The Times Children's Book of the Year in 2019, her debut, BEARMOUTH, was also the Waterstones Children's Book for Older Readers 2020 and the winner of the Branford Boase Award 2020. It has also been shortlisted for the UKLA Awards and nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2021. Originally from London, she now lives in South Shropshire in a small medieval market town surrounded by hills, books and plants. THE GIFTS is her adult debut.

Books by Liz Hyder

by Liz Hyder - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism

October 1840. A young woman staggers alone through a forest in the English countryside as a huge pair of impossible wings rip themselves from her shoulders. In London, rumors of a "fallen angel" cause a frenzy across the city, and a surgeon desperate for fame and fortune finds himself in the grips of a dangerous obsession, one that will place the women he seeks in the most terrible danger. A spellbinding tale told through five different perspectives and set against the luminous backdrop of 19th-century London, THE GIFTS explores science, nature and religion, enlightenment, the role of women in society, and the dark danger of ambition.