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Penelope M. Lively
Lively in 2013
Lively in 2013
Born Penelope Margaret Low
17 March 1933 (1933-03-17) (age 87)
Cairo, Egypt
Occupation Writer
Language English
Citizenship British
Period 1970–present
Genre Novels, children's fiction (notably contemporary fantasy)
Notable awards Carnegie Medal
Booker Prize

Dame Penelope Margaret Lively DBE FRSL (born 17 March 1933) is a English writer of fiction for both children and adults. She has won both the Booker Prize (Moon Tiger, 1987) and the Carnegie Medal for British children's books (The Ghost of Thomas Kempe, 1973).

Lively is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She is also a Vice-President of the Friends of the British Library.

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