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Michelle Marie Harrison (born 21 December 1979) is a British writer whose debut novel, The 13 Treasures, won the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize and has been sold for translation in 17 countries. The 13 Treasures is the first part of a trilogy, which has continued with The 13 Curses and The 13 Secrets. Her fourth novel and first book for young adults is Unrest, a ghost story published by Simon & Schuster in 2012.
Harrison was born and raised in Grays, Essex, England. In welcome to online visitors, she says that she hoped to be a writer and illustrator. After studying illustration at Staffordshire University, Michelle Harrison worked as a barmaid, in an art gallery, as a children's bookseller, and as an assistant editor for a children's book publisher. She now writes full-time and lives in Oxfordshire.
- Pauli, Michelle (18 February 2009). "Debut author Michelle Harrison takes Waterstone's children's book prize". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
- Official website
- Harrison at Twitter
- Harrison at Facebook
- Biography and video conversation about Unrest at publisher Simon & Schuster
- Michelle Harrison at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Michelle Harrison at Library of Congress Authorities, with 3 catalogue records
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