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Adele Parks

Adele Parks, Author, visits De Montfort University to give a free lecture as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series 2010.

Adele Parks was born in Teesside, NE England, in 1969. Since graduating from Leicester University, where she studied English Language and Literature, Adele has worked in advertising and as a management consultant. In 2010 she was awarded an honorary doctorate of Letters from Teesside University. She published her first novel, Playing Away, in 2000; that year the Evening Standard identified Adele as one of London’s ‘Twenty Faces to Watch’ .

Prolific, Adele has published ten novels in ten years, all of which have been bestsellers. She’s sold one and a half million copies of her work in the UK alone but is also translated into 21 different languages. Two of her novels (Playing Away and Game Over) are currently been developed as screen scripts. She writes numerous articles and short stories for national magazines and newspapers and often appears on radio and TV talking about her work and related matters.

Adele is passionate in her belief that reading is a basic right. Since 2006 Adele has been heavily involved with World Book Day. In 2008 Adele wrote a Quick Read, Happy Families as part of the celebrations of World Book Day, which went on to win Quick Read Learners’ Favourite Award, as voted for by the public. Adele has worked with The Literary Trust in an effort to apply pressure on political parties and individual MPs to adopt effective literacy policies and to place greater importance on literacy as part of their manifestos.
She is currently working in book 11 which will be published in July 2011.
Adele has spent her adult life in Italy, Botswana, Leicester and London, but now lives in Guildford, with her husband and son.


Mrs Adele Parks | talks


Date and Time:

13 October 2010 at 6:00 pm


1 hour



De Montfort University
Hugh Aston Building
The Gateway
0116 257 7452

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