Catherine O’Flynn and Horatio Clare: Special author reading as part of The London Book Fair, inspired by The Iron Man and The Borrowers.
Catherine’s debut novel, What Was Lost, won the Costa First Novel Award 2007, was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, and longlisted for the Booker and Orange Prizes. She was named Waterstone’s Newcomer of the Year at the 2008 Galaxy British Book Awards. Her second novel The News Where You Are, published in 2010, was shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize, an Edgar Allen Poe Award and was a Channel 4 TV Book Club choice. Her third novel Mr Lynch’s Holiday was published in 2013. Her short stories and articles have featured in Granta, The Independent, The Observer and on Radio 3 and 4. Lori & Max is her first children’s novel publishing in September 2019 by Firefly Press.
Horatio Clare’s first book, Running for the Hills, an acclaimed account of a Welsh childhood, won a Somerset Maugham Award, was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and saw Horatio shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year. His subsequent books include Truant, A Single Swallow (shortlisted for the Dolman Travel Book of the Year), The Prince’s Pen, Down to the Sea in Ships (winner of the Dolman Travel Book of the Year), Something of his Art and The Light in the Dark. His essays and reviews appear regularly in the national press and on BBC radio.
Horatio Clare is the author of children’s books Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot (winner of the Branford Boase Award 2016) and Aubrey and the Terrible Ladybirds, acclaimed adventure stories that follow Aubrey as he helps his father battle depression (Yoot) and the animals and insects battle environmental destruction (Ladybirds).
For the exhibition The Mouse and His Child, NOW Gallery are inviting you to explore the relationship between childhood and adulthood over seven special literary events held in Studio Morison’s enchanted children’s library. These events will range from spoken word to lectures to poetry readings and will be joined by some of brightest and most talented people in literature, with each night taking one of the books from the library as a theme. Adults and children of all ages are welcome to come along, have a drink, relax on the cozy rug under the huge glowing helium balloon, and rediscover their inner child.
All ticket proceeds will be donated to BookTrust
Free for kids under 11.