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Samantha Shannon

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Samantha Shannon. Photo: Mark Pringle
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Samantha Shannon. Photo: Mark Pringle

Born in 1991, Samantha Shannon was brought up in west London, where she started writing at the age of fifteen. Last summer she graduated from St. Anne’s College, Oxford with a degree in English Language and Literature.

In 2012 she was shortlisted for a Women of the Future Award. Her first novel, The Bone Season, was a New York Times best-seller upon publication last year.

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