Anne Fine is one of our most prestigious authors, translated into thirty five languages. In this family session, Anne answered the questions she is asked most frequently by her readers of all ages and took further questions from the audience.
Anne Fine is a distinguished writer for both adults and children. She has won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children’s Book of the Year Award.
Two of her books were adapted for TV by the BBC and her novel Madame Doubtfire was adapted into film as Mrs Doubtfire.
Having written over fifty books for children of all ages, she became Children’s Laureate in 2001 and set up the Home Library and published three classic anthologies of poetry for different age groups, called A Shame to Miss 1, 2 & 3. She has also published eight highly acclaimed novels for adults. In 2003 she became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was awarded an OBE.