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Michael Lynes

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Michael writes historical fiction and won a prize for his debut novel, Blood Libel,  at the 2020 Emirates Literature Festival. Sophie Hannah called it, ‘immensely gripping,’ and the Historical Novel Society said, ‘Lynes knows his history and tells the story with verve.’ He is an alumnus of the Faber Academy’s Writing a Novel course. The second novel in the series, The Heretic’s Daughter, was published in May 2022. Awais Khan, author of No Honour, called it, ‘everything a historical thriller ought to be, and more.’

He is hard at work on the third book and planning the fourth. Michael is originally from London but currently lives in Dubai with his family.

Other Awards

Emirates Festival of Literature prize-winner 2020

Books by Michael Lynes

  • Blood Libel Blood Libel


  • The Heretic’s Daughter The Heretic’s Daughter


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