Helen Falconer

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Helen Falconer

Helen Falconer was originally a Guardian journalist but in 2000 she moved to Ireland with her husband and small children, where she became a full-time writer.

Her first London-based novels Primrose Hill and Sky High were published by Faber & Faber, but then north Mayo got into her soul and she wrote the Changeling trilogy, which is published by Penguin/Random House.She is currently working on a new novel, where she returns to her own teenage roots in the West country, and continues to explore the troubled task of growing up from the perspective of an adult.


Praise for The Changeling:


"I finished The Changeling last night and I utterly loved it. Magical, funny, just great. I can't praise it enough"

Marian Keyes tells Twitter


Praise for Helen Falconer:


"Falconer writes with astonishing wit and authenticity"
Joanne Harris, author of Runemarks

"The characters had an authenticity … that I have not encountered since reading The Catcher in the Rye"

Kate Kerrigan (author of The Dress)

"In a word, brilliant"

Alan Sillitoe (The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner)


"I couldn't put it down"

The Guardian


"Heartrending and hilarious"

Literary Review


"Sweats atmosphere"

The Sunday Times


"Moving and addictive"

The Express


"It's a bildungsroman, a horror story, an anti-romance, a rocker's manifesto and an astute social comedy"

The New York Times


Rights Sold:

The Random House Children’s Publishers UK (UK & US) Flammarion SA(France)