Storytelling and Drawing Session with author Candy Gourlay. Award-winning children’s author Candy Gourlay will tell a hilarious folk tale from her native Philippines and then lead a drawing session to illustrate it. Candy is an award-winning author of middle grade books and a sometime cartoonist. Year 1 to 2. Up to One Hour. 

*NB* Candy is offering two of these, as separate lots (see also her Secondary School talk)

Candy Gourlay is a Filipino author based in London. Candy cut her teeth as a writer working for the opposition press during the Marcos dictatorship in Philippines in the 1980s. She married a British journalist and moved to London in 1989, where she began to write for children. Her debut novel Tall Story won the Crystal Kite Prize for Europe and the National Book Award in the Philippines. It was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for 13 prizes. Tall Story was also selected as one of the 50 best books celebrating cultural diversity in the United Kingdom.  Her second book Shine was listed for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. A picture book is due to be published in 2018.

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