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Geraldine McCaughrean
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Sally Nicholls
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Rebecca Butler

Oxford’s Finest: Writing and Inspiration

Geraldine McCaughrean and Sally Nicholls Chaired by Rebecca Butler

Sunday, 31 March 2019

4:00pm

1 hour

Weston Lecture Theatre

£8

Two Oxford residents and stars of contemporary children’s literature Geraldine McCaughrean and Sally Nicholls talk about their books, their writing, their inspiration, and how the past is a particularly good source of stories. Bring your writing questions and pick up tips from the masters

McCaughrean has won the CILIP Carnegie Medal twice: first in 1998 with A Pack of Lies and again in 2018 with Where the World Ends.  She has also won the Whitbread Children’s Book Award (three times), the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, the Smarties Bronze Award (four times) and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award.

Nicholls won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize for Ways to Live Forever, and An Island of Our Own won the Independent Bookseller’s Week Book Award. Things A Bright Girl Can Do is tipped to be shortlisted for this year’s Carnegie Medal.

Discussions are chaired by writer and lecturer on children’s literature, Dr Rebecca Butler.

Age 8+

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 10th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Sloane Club British Humanist Association Schoolreaders Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Steer Oxford Botanic Garden