In this rare event, the renowned children’s writer and illustrator Judith Kerr spoke about her life and work which has delighted and charmed generations of readers.
Her three internationally acclaimed autobiographical novels, including When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, are based on her early wandering years, her adolescence in London during the war, and finally on a brief return to Berlin as a young married woman.
In addition to the trilogy, Judith is also renowned for her family-favourite feline creation, Mog. This enduringly popular character has charmed generations of children and has starred in a series of books.
Judith Kerr was born in Berlin, the daughter of a distinguished German writer. She left Germany with her family in 1933 to escape the Nazis and they arrived in England in 1936. She is best known for her self-illustrated, internationally acclaimed, children’s books, such as the Mog series and The Tiger Who Came to Tea. Her autobiographically-based books, which include When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, appeal to all generations and are read all over the world.
Geraldine Brennan is a regular reviewer of teenage fiction for the Observer, has been a keen commentator on children\'s literature formore than a decade and has judged several literary awards, including, currently, the Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices Award.