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I have been writing full-time for almost ten years, and during that time I have written eight Young Adult and Middle Grade novels. My books have won the Costa Award, UK Literary Award and The Irish Book Award; I’ve also been shortlisted for a variety of others, most notable the Carnegie Medal.
Drawing on over a decade of English teaching experience I have delivered and facilitated events (workshops, talks, readings etc.) throughout the UK and Ireland for readers aged twelve and over with an aim of promoting literacy, creativity and the joy of reading.
Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian
Events can deliver
Panel event; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Chairing events
Audience can work with
Adult learners; English as an additional language (EAL); Adults with additional support needs; Reluctant readers