Alan Gibbons has been writing children's books for twenty three years. He has also been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal in 2001 and 2003 and twice for the Booktrust Teenage Prize. He has won the Blue Peter Book Award 'The Book I Couldn't Put Down', the
Catalyst Award, the Leicester Book of the Year, the Leicester Short Novel of the year, the Angus Book of the Year, the RED Award (twice), the Stockport Book Award, the Birmingham Chills Award, the Salford KS4 Award, the Hackney Short Novel Award and the Salford
Librarians' Special Award. His books have been published in Japanese, German, Italian, French, Thai, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Swedish and other languages.
He will be talking about and reading from his latest book "Hate". There will be time for questions too.
In 2007 Sophie Lancaster was murdered just for looking different. She dressed alternatively. Some people say as a Goth. Inspired by her story, HATE is a hard-hitting real-life thriller about friendship, courage, loss, forgiveness and about our society
Eve's older sister, Rosie, was bright and alive and always loved being the centre of attention. Then one day, she is brutally murdered. Six months later, Eve meets Antony and discovers that he was there the night Rosie died and did nothing to help. Is there
any way she can ever get past that?
Inspired by the tragic murder of Sophie Lancaster, which saw Sophie and her partner Rob viciously attacked in Stubbylee Park, Bacup, Lancashire because of the way they dressed, this is a hard-hitting real-life thriller about friendship, courage, loss, forgiveness
and about our society and communities.
The event is free of charge and we have 60 places available with places limited to 10 per school although we can try to be flexible.
If you would like to bring a group please use the
booking form attached and return via email by Thursday 12 March.