Sarah Crossan in conversation with Sita Brahmachari and Michael Rosen about Where the Heart Should Be.
This is a rare opportunity to listen to leading figures in the field of children’s and YA literature discuss Where the Heart Should Be. Sarah Crossan’s new YA novel (published on 14 March 2024) is described as an outstanding novel; thought-provoking and incredibly moving, it explores love and family during The Great Hunger in Ireland. Sarah will talk with Sita and Michael about how the novel took shape and writing about the Irish famine for a YA readership.
Sarah Crossan won the CILIP Carnegie Medal in 2016 for her novel One, having been shortlisted for both Apple and Rain and The Weight of Water. One also won the CBI Book of the Year Award, the YA Book Prize and the CliPPA Poetry Award. Moonrise was shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Awards 2017, the YA Book Prize 2018, the CBI Book of the Year award 2018 and the CLiPPA award 2018.
Sita Brahmachari is a multi-award-winning children’s and YA writer. Artichoke Hearts (2011) won the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Award and was voted in the Guardian’s top 50 books celebrating diversity since the 1950s. Tender Earth (2017) was honoured by the International Board of Books for Young People and When Shadows Fall (2021) was endorsed by Amnesty International and shortlisted for the Yoto Carnegies Medal 2023. Sita is an Associate Lecturer at Goldsmiths and teaches a module ‘Writing for Children/Young Adults’.
Michael Rosen is one of Britain’s best loved writers and performance poets for children and adults. He is currently Professor of Children’s Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London where he co-devised and teaches critical approaches to reading on an MA in Children’s Literature. He was the Children’s Laureate from 2007-2009 and has published over 200 books for children and adults, including the recent bestseller The Big Dreaming (2023) and The Incredible Adventures of Gaston Le Dog (2023).
There will be book sales and signing at the event.
The book launch is hosted by the Children’s and YA Literature Research Forum and Centre for Language, Culture and Learning at Goldsmiths, University of London
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|18 Mar 2024
|6:00pm - 8:00pm
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