Celine Kiernan is an award-winning write of fantasy novels for young adults. Her critically acclaimed work combines fantasy elements with the exploration of political, humanitarian and philosophical themes. She is best known for The Moorehawke Trilogy, th ark, complex trilogy of fantasy YA books set in an alternative renaissance Europe. First published in Celine ’ s native Ireland in 2008, the rilogy has since been published in 15 different territories, and translated into 10 different languages. In 2009 the first novel of the Moorehawke Trilogy, The Poison Throne, won The Readers ’ Association of Ireland Award for best nove; it was ncluded in the White Raven Collection and short listed for the 2009 Irish Book Awards in two categories ( Best Newcomer and Best Children ’ s Book senior category). In 2010 it was long-listed for an Australian Silver Inky Award.
Celine ’ s second novel, Into the Grey ( aka Taken Away) – a YA ghost story set in 1970′s Ireland – won the 2012 CBI Book of the Year ( ormerly The Bisto award) and the CBI Children ’ s Choice Award. It is he last novel to have won both categories. It won the RAI Book of the Year 2013, and has been shortlisted for the Sakura Medal ( English High) 2014. In 2013 the Irish Times named it as one of the best children 's books of the past 25 years.
Born in Dublin, Ireland, 1967, Celine has spent the majority of her working life in the movi business, and her career as a classical feature character animator spanned over te years, before she became a full-time riter.