Top children’s author heading to city
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.”