202: Candy Gourlay will visit your school (United Kingdom)

Candy GourlayITEM: Candy Gourlay will spend the day with your nominated school in the United Kingdom. Suggested itinerary: A presentation to an audience of two year groups followed by two workshops with class size groups in which the children plan a novel in 30 minutes. You can read more about Candy’s school visits on http://www.scbwi.org/speakers/candy-gourlay Candy is based in London but will travel anywhere. The item does not include transportation which the nominated school (or the donor) must cover in addition. Thank you in advance!

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. http://www.candygourlay.com

About Candy Gourlay

Growing up in the Philippines, Candy Gourlay wondered why all the books she'd ever loved didn't resemble her steamy, tropical home in Manila. As a result, it took her years to fulfil her dream of becoming an author – and years to learn that Filipino stories, too, belong in the pages of books. Her latest novel is BONE TALK, set in 1899 and told from the point of view of a boy from a headhunting village during the US invasion of the Philippines. She has just published her first picture book, IS IT A MERMAID – about a dugong who thinks she's a mermaid. Candy's other novels, TALL STORY and SHINE, have been listed for many prizes in the United Kingdom such as the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Book Prize. Both novels won the Crystal Kite Prize for Europe and Tall Story was awarded the National Children's Book Award in the Philippines.


  1. Ashmead Primary School




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