Kiran Millwood Hargrave (b. Surrey 1990) is a poet, playwright, and author. Her books include the bestselling The Girl of Ink & Stars, and The Island at the End of Everything. The Way Past Winter will be published in October 2018. Her first book for adults, Vardø, is forthcoming from Picador in 2020.
The Girl of Ink & Stars won Children's Book of the Year at the British Book Awards, the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2017, and was shortlisted for numerous awards including the Jhalak Prize, the Little Rebels Prize, and the Branford Boase Award. The Island at the End of Everything was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Best Story Award, and for Costa Children's Book of the Year.
Kiran lives in Oxford with her husband, the artist Tom de Freston, and her cat, Luna.