Born on 7 September, 1960 in Malawi and known for her Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series, that began in 2004 with Wolf Brother (which sold over 1 million copies), Michelle Paver is a Guardian Prize-winning author.
The Ancient Darkness books finished in 2010 with the publication of Ghost Hunter and Michelle is also the author of the Gods and Warriors series. She worked as a solicitor and was made partner at a law firm before turning her hand to writing books.
Set in 1937 as the clouds of war begin to gather over a fog-bound London, Dark Matter finds twenty eight year-old Jack poor, lonely and desperate to change his life. When he's offered the chance to join an arctic expedition, he jumps at it. Leaving Norway in high spirits, the tone changes as soon as his new team reach Gruhuken - the remote, uninhabited bay where they will camp for the next year. Jack feels a creeping unease as one by one, his companions are forced to leave. He faces a stark choice of whether to stay or go. he realises he is not alone and something walks in the dark. A terrifying tale of isolation and the unknown from Michelle Paver.