Author of ‘Madame Doubtfire’ and Carnegie Medal winner Anne Fine to share what inspires her writing

Posted by ew205 at Nov 08, 2017 10:56 AM |
The Leicester-born, nationally acclaimed writer of children’s fiction will discuss tailoring writing to different audiences at Literary Leicester on 18 November

Multi-award-winning author Anne Fine OBE will speak on her long-standing career as a writer for all audiences during the University of Leicester’s Literary Leicester festival on 18 November.

At Literary Leicester, which runs from 15-18 November, second Children’s Laureate and Carnegie Medal winner Anne Fine will explore how and why she writes, sharing what sorts of ideas and issues tend to spark off ideas for her books.

The ability to write fiction to suit a particular audience is an enviable authorial skill - requiring linguistic dexterity and a keen awareness of what your readership wants to read.

Such a skill is possessed by Anne Fine - renowned writer for children of all ages, and author of eight novels for adults.

During the event, Anne will discuss the differences between writing for children and adults, and will invite questions from the audience.

Leicester-born and raised, Anne has written more than fifty works that range dramatically, from Madame Doubtfire (1987) aimed at teenagers- the source of 1993 Hollywood blockbuster Mrs Doubtfire - to How to Write Really Badly (1996) for middle readers, and Under the Bed (2015) for younger readers to name a few. Her novels for adults include Telling Liddy (1998) and In Cold Domain (1994).

Festival Director Professor Martin Stannard, from the University of Leicester’s School of Arts, said: “We are delighted to welcome Anne back to Leicester as one of its most distinguished former citizens. Anyone interested in writing as a career, or in how writers go about their business generally, should not miss this. The ability to gauge a target audience is a crucial skill, and it sounds as though Anne will have some excellent advice on the subject, and on many other things. This event is already booking well so do ensure that you reserve your ticket soon.”

The event will take place from 11.00 am to 12.00 pm in the University of Leicester’s Peter Williams Lecture Theatre. Attendance is free and open to all.

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