Fiction writer

Alan Garner OBE is an internationally renowned author whose works include The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, The Owl Service, The Stone Book QuartetBoneland and Treacle Walker. His memoir, Where Shall We Run To?, was published in 2018.

Alan has won many prizes for his writing, including the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Award, the British Fantasy Special Award, the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award and the Phoenix Award. In 2022, Treacle Walker was longlisted for the Booker Prize. 

He was awarded an OBE for Services to Literature in 2001 and is a Fellow of the Antiquaries of London and the Royal Society of Literature. In 2007, The Times named him one of the 50 Greatest Postwar Writers. In 2012 Alan received the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Alan's books are inspired by, and set in, Cheshire where he grew up, and still lives.