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LSE Literary Festival and First Story public discussion and prize-giving

The culmination of the 2013-14 LSE and First Story creative writing competition see a panel of award-winning young adult authors discussing self-portraits- how much of themselves do they include in their writing?

James Dawson, author of dark teen thrillers Hollow Pike and Cruel Summer, grew up in West Yorkshire, writing imaginary episodes of Doctor Who. He later turned his talent to journalism, interviewing luminaries such as Steps and Atomic Kitten before writing a weekly serial in a Brighton newspaper. Until recently, James worked as a teacher, specialising in PSHCE and behaviour. He is most proud of his work surrounding bullying and family diversity. He now writes full time in London and is published by Indigo/Orion.

Kate Kingsley is the author of Young, Loaded & Fabulous, a scandalous YA series about mean teens at British boarding school. After growing up between London and New York City, Kate started her writing career at GQ magazine. She has been published in places like The Sunday Times Magazine and the New York Times.

Geraldine McCaughrean is one of today's most successful and highly regarded children's authors. She has won the Carnegie Medal, 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. In 2005 she was chosen from over 100 other authors to write the official sequel to J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan. Peter Pan in Scarlet was published in 2006 to wide critical acclaim. Geraldine’s latest novel, The Middle of Nowhere, is published by Usborne Publishing and is out now.

Jon Robinson is author of Nowhere, the first novel in a captivating new conspiracy thriller series. When he's not writing, he volunteers for a leading Alzheimer’s charity. @jonstoryteller


James Dawson | talks
Kate Kingsley | talks
Geraldine McCaughrean | talks
Jon Robinson | talks


Date and Time:

31 March 2014 at 6:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Sheikh Zayed Theatre (New Academic Building, LSE)
54 Lincoln's Inn Fields

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Organised by:

London School of Economics & Political Science
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This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required.

School groups please contact events@lse.ac.uk to request group tickets for this event.

Members of the public, LSE staff, students and alumni can request one ticket via the online ticket request form which will be live on the weblisting from around 6pm on Monday 24 March until at least 12noon on Tuesday 25 March. If at 12noon we have received more requests than there are tickets available, the line will be closed, and tickets will be allocated on a random basis to those requests received. If we have received fewer requests than tickets available, the ticket line will stay open until all tickets have been allocated.

LSE students and staff are also able to collect one ticket per person from the New Academic Building SU shop, located on the Kingsway side of the building from 10am on Tuesday 25 March. These tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Event weblisting: http://www.lse.ac.uk/publicEvents/events/2014/03/20140331t1830vSZT.aspx

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