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Amber Lee Dodd

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Other contact method: Contact me through my website contact form www.amberleedodd.com/about-me
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English
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Amber Lee Dodd is an award-winning children’s author and short-story writer. Her work includes the critically acclaimed novels We Are Giants, Lightning Chase Me Home and The Thirteenth Home of Noah Bradley. Her short fiction for adults has been published internationally in various publications and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Amber has been a writing fellow for Hawthornden Castle and The Expansionists, as well as a patron of reading at Mayville High School. She currently works as a Royal Literary Fellow at the University of Glasgow. Event wise, she has given talks and workshops at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the BBC Awesome Authors festival, and the Romanian Book festival among others. She is also experienced in giving assembly talks in schools and performing at World Book Day events. For adults, she has guest lectured at several universities giving creative writing classes and advice.

Local authorities can visit

Edinburgh City; Glasgow City; Stirling

Events can deliver

Chairing events; Panel event; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Adolescence; Characters of colour & BAME characters; Contemporary fiction; Editing & editing your own work; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Fantasy; Island communities; LGBTQIA+ characters

Age groups can work with

9-11; 12-14; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+