Helen Dunmore was born on December 12, 1952, in Yorkshire and died in 2017.
She was a British poet, novelist and children’s writer.
Dunmore was educated at the University of York, and she lived in Finland for two years. She lived after that in Bristol.
She was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (FRSL).
A selection of her children’s books are included in reading schemes for use in schools.
During 2017 Dunmore published her last book, Birdcage Walk, before writing an article about mortality for the Guardian after she was diagnosed with cancer.
She died due to cancer.
Her husband was Frank, whom she married when she was 25, is a lawyer.
Helen Dunmore passed away at 64 years old.