The Book Group: Meet Amanda Craig

Date: 14 January 2020

Time: 1930-2100

Price: £6.00 plus booking fee

Welcome to our 2020 season of our ‘Meet the Author’ sessions! We’re starting off with an invitation to you to come and meet Amanda Craig. We’ll be chatting to her over a hot drink (or something stronger – or both!) Click on ‘JOIN US’ to book your ticket via Eventbrite.

Amanda Craig is a British novelist, short-story writer critic. Born in South Africa in 1959, she grew up in Italy, where her parents worked for the UN, and was educated at Bedales School and Clare College Cambridge.

After a brief time in advertising and PR, she became a journalist for newspapers such as The Sunday Times, the Observer, The Daily Telegraph and the Independent, winning both the Young Journalist of the Year and the Catherine Pakenham Award. She was the children’s critic for The Independent on Sunday and The Times, and one of the first to spot the Harry Potter books, Phlip Pullman’s His Dark Materials, Twilight, How to Train Your Dragon and The Hunger Games.

In 2017 she published two works with Little,Brown: The Other Side of You (a novella for Galaxy Quick Reads) and The Lie Of the Land. She is currently working on her eighth novel, which is inspired by the fairy-tale of Beauty and the Beast.


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