Taffy Thomas | storytelling laureate

taffycloseup***STOP PRESSES*** Some news updates from this mornin’

Storyteller Taffy Thomas has been named the UK’s first laureate for storytelling. Taffy’s tenure will kick off in January 2010 (National Storytelling Week) for 2 years no less!Alison Flood in the Guardian has more.

Sebastian Barry, Deirdre Madden, David Parks and Joseph O’Neill are all named on the 2009 International Impac Dublin Literary Award longlist. One of the judges this year is Anne Fine (of Carnegie, Whitbread, Guardian Children’s Prize and Smartie award fame) Click for more.

CBBC’s Blue Peter Book Awards 2010 have announced their shortlist - Frank Cottrell Boyce, Harriet Goodwin , Ali Sparkes, Daren King, Emily Gravett and Guy Bass are all featured. Fun!


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