United kingdom children’s author and novelist whose most widely known works are the Witch’s Daughter, Carrie’s Battle, as well as the Peppermint Pig. She was shortlisted for the renowned Booker Award in 1987, and was also shortlisted for the Shed Man Booker Award 23 years afterwards. She researched politics, economics, and idea at Somerville University, Oxford. She was the 2004 receiver of the Golden Pencil Award on her behalf literary function. She got two sons with her initial hubby, Harry Bawden. Pursuing her divorce, she wedded BBC reporter Austen Kark, with whom she got a girl. She and fellow writer, Shirley Hazzard, both had written works which were shortlisted in 1987 for the renowned Lost Guy Booker Prize.