Elizabeth Hopkinson describes her writing as, "seeing the magical in the ordinary". She has loved fairy tale and history since studying English Literature at Leeds University; and has a particular passion for Japan and the Edo period, visiting Japan while researching Silver Hands. She has lived all her life in Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK (home of the Bronte sisters and the Cottingley Fairies) and couldn't imagine living anywhere else.
Elizabeth has been writing ever since she used to make books out of scrap paper in wet playtimes at school. She has had over 30 short stories published in magazines, webzines and anthologies; and has won prizes in the James White Award, the Jane Austen Short Story Award and the Mifiction Interactive Fiction Contest. She has spoken at Swanwick Writers' Summer School, Ilkley Literature Festival Fringe and University of Leeds Careers Expo. Among her loves are coffee shops, the piano, and the Yorkshire arts scene.
Silver Hands is Elizabeth's first novel.
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