Hilary Mckay - Author Picture

Hilary Mckay - Author

Hilary McKay won the Guardian Children's Award with her first novel, The Exiles. Her subsequent work has achieved similar recognition - The Exiles at Home won the Smarties Prize and Saffy's Angel won the Whitbread. A graduate of Botany and Zoology from St Andrews University, Hilary now writes full-time. She lives in Derbyshire with her husband and two children.

You can read her character Rose Casson's blog by clicking here - and Rose's tweets on the right hand side of this page.

Q & A with Hilary Mckay

If you could be any animal, what would it be and why?

What is your dream holiday destination?

If you could have one special talent, what would it be?
Singing, undoubtedly. That would make me the happiest. But I have a friend
whose talent is languages and I envy that one very much.

Likes: Millions of things! Books, cats, honey, letters from readers (hint, hint), real music, apples, swimming in cold water, chocolate coated ginger biscuits, trees.

Dislikes: Putting things away, litter, loud TV, hot rooms, being told what to think.

3 words that best descibe me: Untidy, happy, hopeful!

A Secret that not many people know: I am a VERY slow reader!

If you like Hilary Mckay you might also like to read books by Geraldine Mccaughrean.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Hilary Mckay

Binny for Short
Hilary Mckay
Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2014 A funny and endearing new story of friendship from Whitbread-winning author Hilary McKay.
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/02/2013
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Wishing for tomorrow The Sequel to the Little Princess
Hilary Mckay
A new chapter to the story of Sara Crewe has been cleverly crafted by Hilary McKay who picks up the threads at Miss Minchin's after Sara has left and, in particular, the loneliness of Sara's friend Ermengarde who is teased...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2010
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Permanent Rose
Hilary Mckay
Hilary McKay has a brilliant ear for family dialogue as well as a shrewd understanding of the passions of adolescence and a wickedly sure touch about the complex ins and outs of sibling relationships. Permanent Rose is one of the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2009
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Caddy Ever After
Hilary Mckay
Written in a light and witty style the ongoing sagas of the Casson family remain a must for that nearly teenage market and this one sees Caddy falling in love and getting married but not to the person everyone thinks. ...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2009
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Forever Rose
Hilary Mckay
This is the 5th and final instalment about the Casson family which began with Saffy's Angel. Forever Rose is both funny and touching. The author has a deft lightness of touch that teenagers all over will enjoy. Told over...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2009
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Wishing for Tomorrow
Hilary Mckay
A new chapter to the story of Sara Crew has been cleverly crafted by Hilary McKay who picks up the threads at Miss Minchin's after Sara has left and, in particular, the loneliness of Sara's friend Ermengarde who is teased...
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2009
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Indigo's Stars
Hilary Mckay
Funny and compelling with a thought-provoking ending that leaves the reader eager for more and of course there is more. This one stars Indigo, the only boy in the Casson family. Definitely a book to curl up with and enjoy...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2009
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Saffy's Angel
Hilary Mckay
Our March 2012 Guest Editor Sally Nicholls: "I've never written a fan letter to an author, but I came closest after finishing Saffy's Angel. I read it while I was first trying to be a writer myself, and I decided...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2009
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Dog Friday
Hilary Mckay
Winner of numerous prestigious book awards Hilary Mckay's two humorous titles Amber Cat and Dog Friday will provide 7+ year olds with a really good fun read. In Dog Friday, things are not going well for Robin; new neighbours...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2009
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Amber Cat
Hilary Mckay
Winner of numerous prestigious book awards Hilary Mckay's two humorous titles Amber Cat and Dog Friday will provide 7+ year olds with a really good fun read. In Amber Cat Robin, Dan and Sun Dance are off school with...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2009
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Forever Rose
Hilary Mckay
This is the 5th and final instalment about the Casson family which began with Saffy's Angel. Forever Rose is both funny and touching. The author has a deft lightness of touch that teenagers all over will enjoy. Told over...
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Format: Hardback | Released 20/09/2007
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Charlie and the Cat flap
Hilary Mckay
Best friends Charlie and Henry are busy planning the best sleep-over ever. They agree they'll be no itching powder or super soakers. Instead, they'll look for ghosts and have a midnight feast - but things don't go according to plan....
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/04/2007
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Caddy Ever After
Hilary Mckay
Written in a light and witty style the ongoing sagas of the Casson family remain a must for that nearly teenage market and this one sees Caddy falling in love and getting married but not to the person everyone thinks. ...
Lovereading Price: £8.79 - Saving £2.20 (20%) Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 21/09/2006
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