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Jamila Gavin

Invisible in a Bright Light

Sally Gardner Interviewed by Jamila Gavin

Sunday, 5 April 2020

12:00pm

1 hour

Worcester College: Lecture Theatre

£8

Award-winning author of Maggot Moon and I, Coriander, Sally Gardner talks about her dazzling new novel Invisible in a Bright Light, which draws its inspiration from the great Hans Christian Andersen. It is a story of magic and enchantment, rich in colours of light and dark: where the kind and generous, however humble, and the selfish and cruel, however exalted, get their just desserts.

The novel is set in the beautiful Royal Opera House of 19th-century Copenhagen, with scenes also taking place in a strange, underwater world ruled by a mysterious stranger in an emerald green suit. Celebrate fairy tales, mysteries, and brilliant writing for young people.

Gardner is a multi-award-winning novelist whose work has been translated into more than 22 languages. Maggot Moon won both the Costa Children’s Book Prize and the Carnegie Medal. Her debut novel I, Coriander won the Children’s Book Prize.  Here she talks to fellow children’s writer Jamila Gavin, author of Coram Boy, winner of the Children’s Whitbread Award.

Age 9+

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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 11th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Woodstock Macdonald Bear Hotel Woodstock 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 Glyndebourne Chamberlain Evans Estate agents Steer Oxford Botanic Garden Cinnamon Kitchen Compassion in World Farming