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David Macphail

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Perth and Kinross
Languages: English
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David writes fiction and non-fiction for children. Fiction series include the LOLLIES-shortlisted Thorfinn the Nicest Viking, as well as Velda the Awesomest Viking and Top-Secret Grandad and Me. Non-fiction includes The Amazing Illustrated Atlas of Scotland and The Amazing History Atlas of Scotland. He has also written titles for publishers such as OUP and Collins Big Cat, and writes e-books through Fiction Express.

David enjoys getting out and about to visit schools, festivals and libraries. He can provide a range of writing workshops for children, and has also enjoyed working as an author-in-residence.

Local authorities will visit

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 will deliver

Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Audience will work with

Reluctant readers

Topics of work

Comedy, humour & funny books; Crime fiction; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Historical fiction; History; Wars & conflicts; World War 1

Age groups published for

Children; Teens

Age groups will work with

6-8; 9-11; 12-14

Audience size

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