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Conversations with Writers: The Breaking Hour

Friday 8 April 2016

1 Hour


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Novelist and poet Kevin Crossley-Holland talks to fellow writer Jem Poster about his poetry, with particular emphasis on his most recent collection, The Breaking Hour.

Crossley-Holland is an award-winning children’s author, best known for his Arthur trilogy; the first volume in the series, The Seeing Stone, won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award. He won the prestigious Carnegie Medal for Storm and was shortlisted for Gatty’s Tale. He has also translated Beowulf from the Anglo-Saxon. He talks about his latest children’s book, Heartsong, at another festival event.

Poet and novelist Poster is emeritus professor of creative writing, Aberystwyth University, and director of academic programmes for the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival.