2018: Frances Hardinge

photo © David Levenson

THE 2018 LECTURE, entitled Peopling The Dark, will be given on Thursday April 19th in the Mary Allan Building, Homerton College, Cambridge by Frances Hardinge.

Frances’ highly acclaimed children’s novels include Fly By NightTwilight Robbery, the Carnegie-shortlisted Cuckoo Song and Costa Book of the Year winner, The Lie Tree. For her Philippa Pearce lecture, she will explore unseen and half-seen figures of menace and malice in Philippa Pearce’s The Shadow Cage, and other children’s literature.

This year sees the lecture celebrating its tenth anniversary.