Festival 2022 Saturday 26 February - Sunday 06 March | Tickets now on sale

Geraldine Brennan

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.
Judith Kerr
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...
Story Spinners
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 chi...