Samantha Shannon was born in west London in 1991. She started writing at the age of fifteen. Between 2010 and 2013 she studied English Language and Literature at St Anne’s College, Oxford. In 2012 the Women of the Future Awards shortlisted her for The Young Star Award.
The Bone Season is her first novel and has been sold in twenty-one countries. In 2012 she signed a six-figure book deal with Bloomsbury Publishing, who bid following the London Book Fair, to publish the first three books in a seven-book series, beginning with The Bone Season.
Samantha looks forward to seeing all her fans at the Adelaide Supanova Exclusively where she will be appearing on both days Between 11 am and 5 pm.