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Patrice Lawrence's ingredients for writing middle-grade books

Award-winning writer Patrice Lawrence shares the bag of ingredients she uses when writing for younger readers.

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Patrice Lawrence's debut YA novel, Orangeboy, won the Bookseller YA Prize and the Waterstones Prize for Older Children's Fiction and was shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award. Eight Pieces of Silva, won the Jhalak Children’s and Young Adult Prize 2021. Her latest novel, Splinters of Sunshine (Hodder), was published in August 2021.