Adele Geras

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Adele Geras was born in Jerusalem and educated in the UK. She has published more than 90 books for readers of all ages, from children to adults. Her novel Troy was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Award. A book for young adults, Dido, will appear later in 2009. A Candle in the Dark, is about the Kindertransports and Voyage about emigration to the United States of America at the beginning of the twentieth century.

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2009

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Two grandes dames of children’s literature met for the first time ever. Between them they have lived in ten countries, won countless awards and written over 130 books (and not just for children) including , Reid Banks’ The Indian in the Cupboard and The L-Shaped Room and Geras’ My Grandmother’s Stories and Voyage.

Here they discussed the challenge of integrating history into their writing and revealed their inspirations and the secret to writing for different generations of children.

Sunday, 1 March 2009

This session was aimed at anyone who would like to write for children. The workshop outlined ways of getting your story on to the page and also discussed how best to try for publication in what is a very difficult economic climate.

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