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Friday, August 9 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Let's Make a World

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Writing a book means constructing an entire world—sometimes a world closely based on our own, and sometimes a totally new world. No big deal, right? It’s just a WHOLE WORLD. This panel discusses some of the ways writers get into that process and set up the rules.

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James Dawson

James Dawson is the award-nominated author of dark teen thrillers Hollow Pike and Cruel Summer. He grew up in West Yorkshire, writing imaginary episodes of Doctor Who.  He later turned his talent to journalism, interviewing luminaries such as Steps and Atomic Kitten before writing... Read More →
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Laure Eve

Laure Eve is a French British hybrid who grew up in Cornwall, a place saturated with myth and fantasy. Being a child of two cultures taught her everything she needed to know about trying to fit in at the same time as trying to stand out. She speaks English and French fluently and... Read More →
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Will Hill

Before quitting his job in publishing to write Department 19, Will Hill worked as a bartender, a bookseller and a door-to-door charity worker. He grew up in the north-east of England, is scared of spiders, and is a big fan of cats. He lives in east London with his girlfriend, where... Read More →
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Samantha Shannon

Born in 1991, Samantha Shannon was brought up in west London, where she started writing at the age of fifteen. This summer she will graduate from St Anne’s College, Oxford with a degree in English Language and  Literature. In 2012 she was shortlisted for a Women of the Future... Read More →
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Matt Whyman

Matt Whyman is a best selling author and agony uncle for Bliss Magazine and BBC Radio 1's The Surgery with Aled. He has written widely for adults and teenagers, across a range of subjects. His previous YA books include BOY KILLS MAN, THE WILD and INSIDE THE CAGE. Matt is married with... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
Stafford (Lit)