Chloe won a ARHC studentship to study the MA in Creative Writing at Newcastle University where she graduated with distinction, winning the universities taught masters prize and Northern Writers Award to write her debut novel Fish Boy. Fish Boy was published by Faber & Faber in 2017 to critical acclaim and was nominated for the Carnegie Medal, long listed for the UKLA and is currently shortlisted for the Branford Boase children’s debut of the year award.
Chloe won the wonderful inaugural Julia Darling Fellowship to research her second novel The Boy Who Hit Play, travelling around the wild icy land of Norway and its many beautiful islands – due be published this July.
In December Chloe journeyed across the otherworldy land of Peru thanks to the fantastic support of the Arts Council England. Her third novel, Fire Girl Forest Boy was published in June 2019 by Faber & Faber.
Chloe Daykin lives in Northumberland with her family including one husband, two boys and three cats. She loves an unusual adventure and is a fan of all things fun, poetic and surprising.
‘Strange & beguiling, quirky & literary… Daykin’s assured debut won my heart,’ The Bookseller
‘A book apart,’ The Observer
‘Fish Food for the soul,’ The Times
‘Mesmerising,’ The Guardian
‘Unforgettable ****’ Books For Keeps
Photo courtesy of Richard Kenworthy