329: Visit to UK school or library from Niel Bushnell, author of Sorrowline and Timesmith

niel_bushnell_author_031ITEM: Visit to a school or library in mainland UK from Niel Bushnell, author of Sorrowline and Timesmith.

DETAILS: Niel Bushnell, author of award-winning children’s fantasy adventure novel Sorrowline and its sequel, Timesmith, will visit any school or library in the mainland UK to give an author talk followed by a Q&A.

BIO: Niel Bushnell is a writer and artist from the North East of England. He began his career working as a comic artist before moving into animation on the feature films Space Jam and Lost in Space. He has also produced animation and illustrations for computer games, including Harry Potter and the Philosophers’ Stone. In 2002, Niel established Qurios, an animation and VFX studio which has contributed to many UK TV shows, including Spooks and Tracy Beaker Returns.

His first novel, a children’s fantasy adventure called Sorrowline, won a Northern Promise award at the Northern Writers Awards 2011. The award helped clinch a two-book publishing deal with Andersen Press for Sorrowline and its sequel, Timesmith. Rights to both have also been sold in Germany and Brazil.

About Diane Shipley

Freelance writer and free-range tweeter (@dianeshipley)


  1. Mel Chadwick

    £100 to start you off

  2. Gill Ward

    £120 from Fortismere School Library in Muswell Hill, North London

  3. Mel Chadwick


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