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Alan Temperley

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Email alan.temperley@metronet.co.uk
Local authority: East Ayrshire
Languages: English
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I have been writing and publishing for about 30 years - originally short stories and poetry, later Scottish folklore and novels, mostly for 9-13 year-olds, but more recently for teenagers and adult also as well as younger readers. I have published 12 books, all but two full-length. They have been successful, winning prizes and shortlisted for more, televised, and translated into 18 languages. I have three recent novels seeking a publisher.

I have given many talks for the Scottish Book Trust, well over 50.

Local authorities can visit

Dumfries and Galloway; East Ayrshire; Edinburgh City; Glasgow City; Midlothian; North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Scottish Borders; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Reading; Talk

Topics of work

Adolescence; Adventure; Childhood; Coasts, seas & oceans; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Fantasy; Horror; World War 2

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

9-11; 12-14

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100