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Connecting To The Reader

Hear how bestselling, award-winning authors Malorie Blackman and Patrice Lawrence connect to their characters in different ways. From identifying and empathising with readers to drawing upon personal experiences, learn how it’s important to root yourself in reality to create the most realistic connections.

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Patrice Lawrence

Patrice Lawrence was born in Brighton and brought up in an Italian-Trinidadian household in mid-Sussex. Moving to east London in the ’90s, she lives there with her partner, teenager and a cat called Stormageddon. She’s been writing for as long as she’s been reading. Her debut novel, Orangeboy, won the Waterstone’s Book Prize for Older Readers and the YA Book Prize. Her second novel, Indigo Donut, won the CrimeFest Best Crime Fiction for Young Adults.

Website:
 www.carolinesheldon.co.uk
Twitter:
 @lawrencepatrice
Facebook: 
@PatriceLawrence.Author
Instagram: @lawrencepatrice

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Malorie Blackman

Malorie Blackman has written over 60 books for children and young adults, including the Noughts & Crosses series, which is currently in production for the BBC. Malorie has been honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award and an OBE for her services to children’s literature. Between 2014 and 2015, she was the Children’s Laureate.

Website:
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Twitter:
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Facebook: 
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