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London Book Fair 12 April 2016

I have been going to London Book Fair for years now and every year I meet fantastic people and discover new publishers that are bringing new material that pushes the boundaries of publishing. 681 more words

London Book Fair

And it all comes back

As I was saying, the filing cabinet got the once over this weekend. You find an awful lot of rubbish, and wonder what it’s still doing there, and then you find memories and some quite nice bits of the past. 384 more words


2016 ALMA for Meg Rosoff!!!

Yes! Meg Rosoff has been awarded the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2016! At last, the best prize, for the best author!

The witchy premonitions had been there for weeks, except I wasn’t heeding them. 421 more words


How I Live Now: Incest! England! Entire paragraphs without punctuation!

Reading How I Live Now (Meg Rosoff, 2004) this week was a truly bizarre experience, and not just because How I live Now is a truly bizarre book. 256 more words

I reckon it's the sky

Forgive me if I seem to come across a bit Terry Pratchett for a moment.

Last week as Meg Rosoff and I worked our way through the veggie thali in Glasgow, she asked – again – why I’d moved all the way to Scotland. 203 more words


Jonathan Unleashed - Meg Rosoff

I almost met Meg Rosoff once. I was volunteering for the first time at the Humdinger Children’s Book Festival and she was actually taking the only adult event of the festival about novel-writing I think. 819 more words


How to write fantastic descriptive passages

Part 1. Places

We’ve had lots of conversations in my critique group lately about how to describe places and people.

So I thought I would check out how children’s greatest and best authors tackle it, s… 967 more words

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