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Tanya Byrne

  • 5 stars across 5 books
Tanya Byrne was born in London and studied in Surrey, where she still lives with her cat who goes by several names, none of which he actually answers to. After eight years working for BBC Radio, she left to write her debut novel, Heart-Shaped Bruise, which was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger, and longlisted for the Branford Boase Award. Tanya was also shortlisted for New Writer of the Year at the National Book Awards. She has travelled all round the country; to speak to crowds at the Edinburgh festival and to classrooms of young people.
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Lola Durand hates her stepmother. It's a cliche but it's true. Lola Durand can't get through to her father. He nev... MoreFor Holly

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Heart-shaped Bruise

A compelling, brutal and heart-breaking story about identity, infamy and revenge, from debut author Tanya Byrne. Shortli... MoreHeart-shaped Bruise

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From the acclaimed author of Afterlove comes a sapphic love story about the legend of the sea, and the power of ... MoreTanya Byrne untitled 2

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