Liz Flanagan is an award-winning children’s and YA author whose work has been widely translated. She completed her PhD in Creative Writing: Teen Fiction in 2017. Her debut novel Eden Summer was published in 2016 by David Fickling Books, and went on to be nominated for the Carnegie Medal. Her second novel Dragon Daughter was published in 2018 and won the 2019 Leeds Book Award and the Calderdale Book of the Year; and its sequel, Rise of the Shadow Dragons, was published in May 2020. Liz speaks about creativity, works with young people in schools, and has taught in a range of settings – including for Arvon, and at the University of Leeds and Newcastle University. She is currently working on a new middle-grade series which will be published in 2023.