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James Killgore

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Contact: jkillgore@hotmail.co.uk
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
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James Killgore is an Edinburgh-based novelist and journalist originally from New Orleans. He began his career in New York as an editor on a children's science magazine before moving to Edinburgh in 1988 and now works as a magazine editor in Glasgow. Jim has published three novels: Buck Falaya (adult), The Passage (young adult) and Soldier's Game (age 9-11), which was shortlisted for the Scottish Children's Book Awards in 2012. He has given talks on historical fiction and creative writing in classrooms and at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Midlothian; North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Panel event; Reading; Talk

Audience can work with

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

Topics of work

Adolescence; Adventure; Childhood; Historical fiction; Human rights; Wars & conflicts; World War 1; World War 2

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

9-11; 12-14; 15-18

Audience size

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