NOV 01] COVENTRY AND WARWICKSHIRE PROMOTIONS NEWS
Gillian Cross Speaks
children’s author Gillian Cross is to join the panel at a
literary evening in St Mary's Hall later this month.
based Gillian has been writing award-winning children’s
fiction since 1979. Her best known books are her 'Demon
Headmaster' series, which was successfully dramatised by BBC
has published more than 30 books, including ‘Wolf’ which won
the 1990 Library Association’s Carnegie Medal for best
children’s book and ‘The Great Elephant Chase’ which won
both the Smarties Prize and the Whitbread Children’s Novel
Award. Her new novel, ‘Calling a Dead Man’ was published in
will be talking about her work at a Writers at the Hall event on
14 November, where she will be joining a panel that includes
Coventry-born Stewart Harcourt, writer of the popular TV series
Hearts and Bones.
Cross, who lives in Wolston, said:
I’ve lived near Coventry for over ten years, I’ve never
visited the hall before. I’m very much looking forward to
spending the evening in such beautiful surroundings."
will be the sixth in a series of Writers at the Hall events,
organised by Coventry and Warwickshire Promotions in partnership
with Coventry Library Service and Waterstones bookshop. Previous
panellists have included Lord Hattersley, award-winning novelist
David Lodge and Sue Townsend, creator of Adrian Mole.
for the evening will be Annie Othen, the breakfast show
presenter for BBC Radio WM.
evening session includes a three-course dinner and free wine
reception, as well as a book signing session.
are £21 a head and are available from Coventry’s Tourist
Information Centre, Bayley Lane (tel 024 7622 7264, email firstname.lastname@example.org).