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  • Wolf Brother, by Michelle Paver Based on research into both stone age life and wolf behaviour, the first in Paver's Chronicles of Ancient Darkness features 12-year-old Torak, member of the Wolf tribe.

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  • Paver is renowned for her work ethic – "I just like to write," she says, simply – and although she intended to take off "months and months and go round Canada or something" after finishing Ghost Hunter, she actually managed about a week before getting started on a new book.

    A wolf in the hand luggage

  • What really impresses me most about Michelle Paver is the attention to detail she puts into the story, and more, the way she brings that detail to glowing, vibrant life.

    Reader reviews of Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver.

  • It's hard to equate the slight figure huddled into a pale blue fleece in a café in Wimbledon who talks of crying about her characters and even gets a little damp-eyed when describing some of the sweet things her young fans have said and done, with the Paver who travels alone to the wildest reaches of the earth, eats seal blubber and faces down bears.

    A wolf in the hand luggage

  • "For me it's not fantasy, it's reality," Paver insists.

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  • It is the only children's prize to be judged by writers; I was chair of this year's judges Michelle Paver, Julia Golding and Marcus Sedgwick.

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  • From the opening scene in Wolf Brother, when we meet Torak cowering beside the body of his dying father after he has been attacked by a demon-haunted bear, to Torak's final battle with Soul-Eaters in Ghost Hunter, Paver has taken readers into a vivid, fully realised world of clan-dwelling hunter gatherers.

    A wolf in the hand luggage

  • I first interviewed Paver six years ago, in this same café, just as the series was starting to take off.

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  • When Michelle Paver was writing the first book in her Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series, Wolf Brother, somebody "authoritative" told her that series never win prizes, and she has prepared a suitable "loser's face" for award ceremonies ever since.

    A wolf in the hand luggage

  • Michelle Pauli talks to Michelle Paver, whose final book in the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series has won this year's Guardian Children's Fiction prize

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