Harris, Joanne

Joanne Harris

Elected: 2022

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Joanne Harris (MBE) was born in Barnsley in 1964 and is the writer of 19 novels, plus novellas, short stories, scripts and libretti. Her books are published in 50 countries and have won a number of British and international awards. She is an honorary Fellow of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, has honorary doctorates in literature from the universities of Sheffield and Huddersfield, and has been a judge for numerous literary prizes.


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