Kiran Millwood Hargrave is an award-winning poet, playwright, and bestselling author. Her fourth poetry collection OE, a retelling of Orpheus and Eurydice in collaboration with the artist Tom de Freston, was published by Bloomsbury in October 2017. Her debut The Girl of Ink & Stars won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2017 and the British Book Award’s Children’s Book of the Year, and was shortlisted for numerous awards including the Jhalak Prize, the Branford Boase Award and the Little Rebels Prize. Her second novel The Island at the End of Everything was released in April 2017, and has been long listed for the UKLA awards. Kiran lives by the river in Oxford with her husband, Tom, and their cat, Luna.