Author Elizabeth Hopkinson has published over 70 short stories and fairy tales in publications around the world. Come and join her as she reads some of her favourites. Booksellers and emperors learn to fly, fairies deliver the milk, and horses, knitting needles and the Houses of Parliament are not what they seem. Sometimes funny, sometimes moving, always imaginative, this talk will take you into the magical world of an author Black Pear Press called: "Amongst the finest short story writers in the UK right now. "
"I found your stories, the Ice Queen, and Sleeping Beauty very enthralling. I was held from beginning to end."
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Elizabeth Hopkinson is a fantasy fiction writer with a deep interest in history and fairy tale. She has had over 80 short stories published, and won a number of prizes, including the James White Award 2005, and a runner-up prize in the Jane Austen Short Story Award, which won her story "The Delaford Ladies' Detective Agency" publication in the acclaimed Dancing with Mr Darcy, edited by Sarah Waters. Her solo books include historical fantasy Silver Hands (inspired by the fairy tale "The Handless Maiden" and set in the Golden Age of Sail) and Tales from the Hidden Grove/Tiny Tales from the Hidden Grove, two collections of previously-published short stories. Elizabeth studied English Language and Literature at the University of Leeds, graduating in 1995. Since then, she has spoken twice at the university's Careers Expo, on the Writing and Publishing panel. She has delivered several talks and workshops at Swanwick Writers' Summer School, and has appeared twice at Ilkley Literature Festival Fringe.
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