Francesca Simon spent her childhood on the beach in California, and started writing stories from the age of eight. She then went to Yale and Oxford Universities to study medieval history and literature. She threw away a lucrative career as a medievalist and worked as a freelance journalist, writing for the Sunday Times, Guardian, Mail on Sunday, Telegraph, and Vogue (US).
It was reading so many stories to her son Joshua, that encouraged
her to start writing children’s books…
The Lost Gods is one of eight titles longlisted for the 2014 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize.Read more »
The full programme for the 2014 Edinburgh Book Festival has been announced and Francesca will be appearing at two events! Tickets go on sale from 24th June 2014.Read more »