A Cool Review for Shine in the Guardian

Shine by Candy Gourlay
'A precious and important novel that also explores exile from neighbours, family and country. The book is about reinvention and the faces we present to the world, whether it be in person, on a postcard or on the internet, all wrapped up in an exciting and perfectly paced story with a disturbing and dramatic climax.'
Philip Ardagh, The Guardian
Read the review

Sunday, 29 May 2011

See you at the Hay Festival!

Tomorrow at 4pm, I'm on a panel with my favourite author Geraldine McCaughrean with my favourite illustrator Sarah McIntyre as our moderator! Both Geraldine's latest book and mine are rife with calamity - Geraldine's Pull Out All the Stops has a flood, and Tall Story, an earthquake. So here's a drawing by Sarah of our entire Hay panel in the middle of a flood!

I love that Sarah's wearing a collander on her head. Geraldine looks great as a hayseed. And boy do I wish I really did know how to play a geeetar.
And if you haven't seen my video about the Hay Festival ... here it is!

I will be appearing at the Hay Festival on 30 May (with Geraldine McCaughrean and Sarah McIntyre), 4pm; and on 31 May (All by herself, 4pm. Help!)


  1. OH I so wish I could go! I'm sure it will be brilliant. Enjoy, everyone!


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