Michelle Paver

in Malawi
September 07, 1960




Michelle Paver was born in Central Africa, but came to England as a child. After gaining a degree in Biochemistry from Oxford University, she became a partner in a City law firm, but eventually gave that up to write full-time.

The hugely successful Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series arose from Michelle's lifelong passion for animals, anthropology and the distant past - as as well as an encounter with a large bear in a remote valley in southern California. To research the books, Michelle has traveled to Finland, Greenland, Sweden, Norway, Arctic Canada and the Carpathian Mountains. She has slept on reindeer skins, swum with wild orca (killer whales), and got nose-to-nose with polar bears - and, of course, wolves.

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Students from Britain’s renowned National Film and Television School (NFTS) have been hard at work to create a YouTube commercial for SKIN TAKER, the latest book in Michelle’s bestselling WOLF BROTHER series.

Choosing the winning commercial was an impossible task for Michelle, her publishers and The Elf… so after whittling it down to a shortlist of three, it was decided to ask YOU, Michelle’s reade

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“Evil exists in us all, Torak. Some fight it. Some feed it. That's how it's always been.”
Michelle Paver

“Fear is the loneliest feeling. You can be in a throng of people, but if you're afraid, you're on your own.”
Michelle Paver, Oath Breaker

“There's always a choice,' said Torak, and walked backward off the cliff.”
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