Text full multimedia monochrome

First time here?

Find out more about how The Lecture List works.

Coronavirus situation update

Our lecture organisers may or may not have had time to update their events with cancellation notices. Clearly social gatherings are to be avoided and that includes lectures. STAY AT HOME FOLKS, PLEASE.


Find out what you can do to keep The Lecture List online

An Evening with Swedish Author Ulf Stark

Ulf Stark and Julia Marshall 'In Conversation' with Wendy Cooling

As part of the Outside In 'Reading Round the World' programme award-winning Swedish author Ulf Stark and his translator and publisher, Julia Marshall of Gecko Press (New Zealand) will be talking to children's book consultant Wendy Cooling.

Ulf Stark is one of Sweden’s best-known authors. He has written around 30 books for children and young adults and has been translated into twenty-five languages. Ulf has also written a number of TV and theatre scripts including reworking several of his own books into film scripts.

He has been awarded many prestigious prices such as the Bonniers Junior children’s book competition (1984) for Dårfinkar och dönickar (Nutcases and norms), the Nils Holgersson-award (1988) for Jaguaren (The Jaguar), the Astrid Lindgren prize (1993), Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis (1994) for Kan du vissla Johanna? (Can you whistle Johanna?), Expressen, Heffalump prize (1995) for Storebrorsan (Big brother), nominated for Hans Christian Andersen prize (1996), the August prize (1996) for Min syster är en ängel (My sister is an angel), nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (2005) and also an Emmy for an original script for a Danish television series.

Four of Ulf’s books are available in English published by Gecko Press in New Zealand - Can You Whistle, Johanna?, My Friend Percy’s Magical Gym Shoes, My Friend Percy & The Sheik and My Friend Percy and Buffalo Bill.
Julia Marshall worked in Sweden for 12 years for Appelberg Publishing Agency, a leading Swedish publisher of multi-language company magazines and web communication and on a number of internationally award-winning corporate magazines in up to eight languages, for international companies including ITT Flygt, AGA, ASG, and Alfa Laval for whom she was responsible for starting an award-winning combination print-web magazine.

In New Zealand, she completed the Victoria University course run by Kate De Goldi in writing for children in 2000 and was national coordinator for the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards in 1999. She trained in publishing for two years with Bridget Williams Books, Wellington, New Zealand before setting up Gecko Press in 2004.

Wendy Cooling is a former teacher and was head of the Children's Book Foundation at Booktrust. She was instrumental in founding Bookstart, a national programme that gives free books to every child in the UK. Wendy now works as a freelance book consultant, reviewer and editor. She was recently awarded the Eleanor Farjeon award for a life spent promoting children's literature. Wendy lives in Hertfordshire.

Outside In’s ‘Reading Round the World’ programme involves over 40 workshops and events around the country. These events explore and celebrate books from all over the world particularly children’s books in translation.


Ulf Stark | talks
Julia Marshall | talks
Wendy Cooling | talks


Date and Time:

27 October 2009 at 6:30 pm


1 hour



The Swedish Embassy in London
11 Montagu Place

Show map

Organised by:

Outside In
See other talks organised by Outside In...



Free Entry

Available from:

Entry is free but to secure a place rsvp to Info@OutsideinWorld.org.uk as numbers are limited

Additional Information:

The entrance to the event is at 5 Montagu Street (at the back of the Embassy Building) Nearest tube station Baker Street

Register to tell a friend about this lecture.


If you would like to comment about this lecture, please register here.


Any ad revenue is entirely reinvested into the Lecture List's operating fund