Michelle Paver

Michelle Paver

Name Michelle Paver
Profession Novelist
Date of Birth 1960-09-07
Place of Birth Malawi
Death Date
Birth Sign Virgo

About Michelle Paver

Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize winner for her novel Ghost Hunter, the final book in a six part fantasy series called Chronicles of Ancient Darkness. She then began writing a children’s series called Gods and Warriors.

Early Life of Michelle Paver

She studied biochemistry at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford where she received a first-class degree before becoming a law firm partner.


Her father’s death in 1996 resulted in her taking a one-year sabbatical away from law to travel France and America. During this time, she authored her first book Without Charity.

Family Life

She was born in Malawi (then Nayasaland) to a Belgian mother and South African father who ran a newspaper. She moved to Wimbledon, England when she was three years old.

Associated With

She won the Guardian Award in 2010, the year after it was won by Mal Peet.