Meet Jacqueline Wilson
from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
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Age recommendation: 8+
Jacqueline Wilson will talk about her life and work, read from her latest book Hetty Feather and answer questions from the audience.
Jacqueline Wilson is an immensely popular writer. Children respond immediately to her understanding of their lives and problems and to her warm humour. A winner of numerous literary prizes, she has sold over ten million books, which have been translated into over thirty languages. Her work constantly appears among the top ten bestselling children's paperbacks.
Her books include The Story of Tracy Beaker (1991) and its sequel, The Dare Game (2000), which tell the story of a child who lives in residential and foster care; The Bed and Breakfast Star (1994), about a family living in bed-and-breakfast accommodation; and The Illustrated Mum (1999), who is covered in tattoos and has multiple boyfriends. Lola Rose (2003) deals with the topic of domestic violence. Her latest books are My Secret Diary (2009) and Hetty Feather (2009). Many of her books have been highly successful adaptations for TV, radio and the stage.
In 2005 Jacqueline Wilson became the fourth Children's Laureate, a prestigious role created to celebrate outstanding contributions to children’s literature. In 2007 she was made a Dame of the British Empire.
This is a ticketed event. For free tickets, please contact Rebecca Vickerman on 0116 252 2320 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Followed by a book-signing - one book per person please!
British Sign Language Interpretation provided by Leicester-based Action Deafness Books.
Jacqueline Wilson’s appearance is made possible through the support of The Book Trade Charity, the welfare charity for those that have worked, or work in, book publishing, sales and distribution.