Michelle Paver Biography
Born in Malawi to Belgian and South African parents, Michelle Paver
moved to Wimbledon, England as a young girl. She was educated at The Study and Wimbledon High School. After reading biochemistry at University of Oxford, where she earned a first-class degree, she became a partner in a London law firm. Her father's death in 1996 prompted her to take a one-year sabbatical, during which she travelled around France and America and wrote her first book, Without Charity. She resigned from practicing law soon afterwards to concentrate on writing.
Since the age of ten, Paver has dreamed about running with the wild
wolves in the prehistoric forest. Writing The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness
series has been a way for her to fulfill this dream. To research Wolf
Paver traveled through the forests of northern Finland and Lapland. Michelle Paver is also the author of a series of books for children set during the Bronze Age entitled Gods and Warriors.
She is also the author of several adult novels, including A Place in the Hills, The Shadow Catcher, Fever Hill, The Serpent's Tooth, and Dark Matter.
This biography was last updated on 07/09/2011.
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