Livi Michael


I was born near Manchester and still live there - it features in many of my books. I wanted to write from the age of seven. My first book (for adults) was about growing up on a council estate in Greater Manchester. My first books for children featured Frank the hamster, who lives in a cage in a terraced house somewhere near Oldham, but has dreams of Syria and freedom...



Contemporary and historical fiction also children's fiction

Publications & Performance History

5 novels for adults and 11 for children. My 5th Novel for adults called Succession will be published in June 2014. Various awards and prizes including a Faber Prize and a Nestle award

Workshop & Reading Experience

Extensive, to all age groups, in primary and secondary schools, colleges, universities and special interest (e.g.historical) societies.



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Area prepared to travel

any but prefer to use public transport

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