Polly Ho-Yen

Author

Polly Ho-Yen was born in Northampton and brought up in Buckinghamshire. She studied English at Birmingham University before working in publishing for several years.

Her first novel, Boy in the Tower, published in July 2014 by Random House Children’s Publishers, was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. Her second novel, Where Monsters Lie, was published in 2016 and her third novel, Fly Me Home, was published in 2017. Both of these novels were also nominated for the Carnegie Medal. She has since had three more titles published: How I Saved The World In A Week and The Day No One Woke Up by Simon & Schuster, and The Boy Who Grew A Tree by Knights Of.

She now writes full-time and lives in Bristol with her husband and daughter. Polly’s first adult novel, Dark Lullaby, was published by Titan Books in the UK.

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