Frances Chapman

Frances Chapman is a novelist, playwright and screenwriter from Sydney. Born in Henley-On-Thames in England, she spent her childhood pinballed between continents before settling in Sydney and finding her people. Several years as a journalist and social researcher gave her a healthy curiosity about people’s stories before she became a freelance writer in 2015.

Her debut novel, Stars Like Us, is published by Hardie Grant Egmont. The idea for the novel came when, after a string of rejections for her first manuscript, she decided to write a book which her teenage self would have loved. It was also partly inspired by a photo of Justin Bieber eating chicken on a visit to Sydney. The novel won the Hardie Grant Egmont Ampersand Prize in 2018, and the Varuna-Black Inc Publisher Introduction Program in 2017.

Frances now lives by the beach with her family and Roscoe, the most winsome of hounds. You can find her on Twitter @fchapmanwriter and Instagram @franceschapmanwriter.

Books by Frances Chapman

  • Published: 2020