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Brunel Writers - Writing For Children - With Catherine Johnson

The Creative Writing faculty at Brunel presents another amazing line-up of writers for the Writers Series 2019. As well as high-calibre visiting authors and esteemed local voices, all events will feature Brunel Creative Writing students opening the evening with readings from their work, as well as complimentary refreshments and free admission.


CATHERINE JOHNSON interviewed by Professor Bernardine Evaristo

Catherine Johnson is a major, award-winning YA author. Along with Malorie Blackman, she fills a literary space that is otherwise almost completely devoid of the lives of children of colour. She has been publishing young adult fiction for over twenty years with nineteen novels to her name. In 2018 she published YA novels, Freedom and Race to the Frozen North. Her novels are typically cleverly plotted, well-researched page-turners, which are ideal for her young readership. As a screenwriter, Catherine co-wrote the feature film Bullet Boy, as well as several other dramas for BBC Radio 4 and the BBC soap Holby City. She has received several awards and nominations for her work including The London Critics Circle Film Award, The British Independent Film Award, The Young Quills Award and nominations for the Carnegie Medal (twice) and the Prix Italia.

With student writers.