Penelope Lively

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Penelope M. Lively
Lively in 2013
Lively in 2013
BornPenelope Margaret Low
(1933-03-17) 17 March 1933 (age 86)
Cairo, Egypt
OccupationWriter
LanguageEnglish
CitizenshipBritish
Period1970–present
GenreNovels, children's fiction (notably contemporary fantasy)
Notable awardsCarnegie Medal
1973
Booker Prize
1987

Dame Penelope Margaret Lively DBE FRSL (born 17 March 1933) is a English writer of fiction for both children and adults. She has won both the Booker Prize (Moon Tiger, 1987) and the Carnegie Medal for British children's books (The Ghost of Thomas Kempe, 1973).

Lively is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She is also a Vice-President of the Friends of the British Library.[1]

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  1. "Friends of the British Library Annual Report 2006/07" (PDF). Retrieved 7 September 2009.

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