DETAIL: Unlike children in the United Kingdom, few children in the Philippines will have experienced an author visit. Candy Gourlay won the National Children’s Book Award of the Philippines in 2012 and her book Tall Story is required reading for Grade Seven in Filipino Schools. She will be visiting the Philippines in 2014. Bid for Candy to visit any school you nominate in any direction within two hours drive of Manila. Candy will travel there at her own expense.
BIO: Candy Gourlay is a Filipino author based in London. Her book Tall Story, set both in the Philippines and London, was nominated for the Carnegie Medal in 2011. It has won the Crystal Kite Prize for Europe and the National Children’s Book Award of the Philippines and was shortlisted for 13 prizes. Her new book is a ghost story called SHINE.