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John Young

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: East Lothian
Languages: English
John Young's headshot

John won a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award in 2013 and his first novel, Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist, was launched in 2017. It has gone on to be listed for many awards including Branford Boase, Southern Schools Book Awards, Cheshire Schools Book Awards and won the Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2019. John helped set up The Teapot Trust charity to provide art therapy to chronically ill children in hospitals around Scotland and now the whole of UK. He is a vocal advocate of the power of creativity - without good mental health our physical health suffers too. (Photo credit: Christina Kernohan)

Local authorities can 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 can deliver

Panel event; Reading; Talk

Topics of work

Adventure; Contemporary fiction; Family

Age groups published for

Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

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