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Katherine Rundell (Schools event)

Katherine Rundell (Schools event)

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Katherine Rundell was born in Kent and grew up in London, Zimbabwe and Belgium, and since 2008 has been a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. Her books for children include The Girl Savage, Rooftoppers, The Wolf Wilder, The Explorer, a picture book illustrated by Emily Sutton, One Christmas Wish and The Good Thieves. She has also written a book for adults, Why You Should Read Children’s Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise. Her work has been translated into thirty languages and has won, among others, the Costa Children’s Book Award, the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, the Blue Peter Award, the Boston Globe Horn Book Award in America, the Andersen Prize in Italy and Le Prix Sorcieres in France.

Rundell is the real deal, a writer of boundless gifts and extraordinary imaginative power whose novels will be read, cherished and reread long after most so-called "serious" novels are forgotten.
- The Observer

An amazing adventure story, told with sparkling style and sleight of hand.
- Jacqueline Wilson on The Good Thieves

The Shape of Things to Come, the forward-looking Creative Folkestone Book Festival, is back. After a year away, for reasons that need no explanation, the festival will take place across Folkestone and online from Friday 4 to Sunday 13 June 2021.

This year the festival will be presented online and in-person wherever possible and inline with the latest government guidance. You can find more information about the festival here.

Donate and help us to keep Folkestone creative. Text CREATIVEFOLKESTONE to 70085 to donate £3 to our Learning and Engagement Programme. Or for more information about how you can become a member or support Creative Folkestone click here.

Creative Folkestone Book Festival is made possible thanks to the generous support of our funders and partners. We are proud to welcome the return of NewsNow as our Principal Partner for the Creative Folkestone Book Festival.

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