Top chil­dren’s au­thor head­ing to city

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Court Reports -

ONE of Bri­tain’s best-known chil­dren’s au­thors is head­ing to Tay­side as a big event’s spe­cial guest.

Dundee Lit­er­ary Fes­ti­val will wel­come Jac­que­line Wil­son to the city for her only Scot­tish date this year.

The best-sell­ing au­thor, who penned Tracey Beaker and The Il­lus­trated Mum, will host a fan party in DC Thom­son’s Mead­ow­side build­ing on Novem­ber 11.

Ms Wil­son has sev­eral con­nec­tions to Dundee, hav­ing trained in the city as a jour­nal­ist in in the 1960s, as well as be­ing awarded an hon­orary de­gree by Dundee Univer­sity.

The fes­ti­val will also see the launch of a bi­og­ra­phy of Michael Marra, fea­tur­ing a meet and greet with au­thor James Rober­ston, the late Bard of Dundee’s friend.

The Dundee In­ter­na­tional Book Prize win­ner will also be an­nounced dur­ing fes­ti­val week, which runs from Oc­to­ber 18-22.

Fes­ti­val pro­gramme man­ager Peggy Hughes said: “The pro­gramme is jam­packed with lit­er­ary stars, ter­rific de­but voices and events for fam­i­lies and chil­dren, so there is some­thing for ev­ery­one.

“This year you can join a pop-up choir, make a lit­tle book or try your hand at writ­ing for young adults.

“You can test your wits in our book­ish quiz, or sit back and en­joy the beau­ti­ful mu­sic of the Book­shop Band.”

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