Manchester Children's Book Festival Reporters' Blog

Interview, research, review, write, publish

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with poet Mandy Coe

MANDY Coe is a prize-winning poet who has written six books. Her poetry collection for children called If You Could See Laughter was shortlisted for the 2011 Centre for Literacy in … Continue reading

June 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

VOX POPS: What’s hot in children’s fiction …

THE Manchester Children’s Book Festival is all about inspiring children to read – and the Festival Family Fun Day offers ticketed and free events to do just that. So our … Continue reading

June 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Coronation Street creator Tony Warren

TONY Warren created Coronation Street which came to our television screens in 1960 and is now watched across the globe.  He also wrote the critically acclaimed novels The Lights of … Continue reading

June 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Curtis Jobling

CURTIS Jobling has worked on Aardman Animation’s Wallace and Gromit: A Close Shave, Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks – and he designed Bob the Builder , Raa Raa the Noisy Lion … Continue reading

June 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Jacqueline Wilson

DAME Jacqueline Wilson is one of today’s most successful and well-loved children’s writers. Her work is cherished across the world and she has sold more than 30 million copies of … Continue reading

June 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman is one of the country’s most successful and well-known authors. He is the author of the His Dark Materials trilogy, the Adventures of John Blake comic strip and … Continue reading

June 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Manchester Evening News top boss Eamonn O’Neal

Our official reporters were keen to find out more about what they knew of MEN Media managing editor Eamonn O’Neal’s background: his childhood in Wythenshawe, his time as a television … Continue reading

June 20, 2012 · Leave a comment