How Stories Begin
Michelle was born in Nyasaland (now Malawi), where her South African father ran the tiny Nyasaland Times, and her Belgian mother wrote a weekly gossip column.
What made Michelle start writing? What other jobs has she done? Why can’t she whistle?
Michelle is interviewed by Stephen Moss for The G2 section of The Guardian.
"Without Charity" was Michelle’s first published book. There is a special place in every author’s heart for their debut work.
How Michelle’s obsession with the past came to define her writing
A chance meeting on a railway journey unleashed a chain of events that changed Michelle’s life… and set her firmly on the right track.
Michelle has won Britain’s most prestigious writing prize for children’s fiction, The Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize
It's been a secret until now, but this new video reveals all...