I am delighted to be launching a curated programme of online events celebrating writers and illustrators of exceptional repute.
Each guest has been invited for their outstanding contribution to the world of children’s literature and for the exceptional quality of their writing and illustration. Audience involvement is encouraged. You can submit questions in advance and become an active participant in the event or simply enjoy the chat.
Join me for in-depth discussions exploring exceptional careers in literature and some memorable celebrations. All from the comfort of your armchair.
David Almond is a British writer and was awarded the highly prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2010, in recognition for his lifetime contribution to children’s literature.
The jury described him as, ‘a creator of magical realism for children’ with ‘a unique voice’ that ‘captures his young readers’ imagination and motivates them to read, think and be critical.’ This unique voice appeared fully formed in David’s debut children’ s novel, Skellig which won the Carnegie Medal and has been adapted for the theatre and for film.
Other books published to critical acclaim include Kit’s Wilderness, The Fire Eaters, Clay, My Name is Mina, A Song for Ella Grey and The Colour of The Sun. He has also produced graphic novels, The Savage, Slog’s Dad and Mouse Bird Snake Wolf with Dave McKean and a stunning lyrical picture book The Dam with Levi Pinfold. His latest novel Brand New Boy is illustrated by Marta Altes.
Ticket options are available with and without a copy of Brand New Boy with a signed bookplate.
Ticket price includes Eventbrite fees plus postage and packaging for the with book option.
Please note international bookings are only available without the book. Please choose your option carefully
Full-time students can apply for a subsidised student ticket without a book to firstname.lastname@example.org Verification of student status is required. Student ticket is £7.50 and includes Eventbrite fees.