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PUBLISHED: 07:29 07 September 2006 | UPDATED: 09:49 31 May 2010

Author Meg Rosoff will appear at the Saffron Walden Literary Festival

Author Meg Rosoff will appear at the Saffron Walden Literary Festival

HUGELY popular children s author Meg Rosoff has been booked to make an appearance at the Saffron Walden Literary Festival this month. Her first book, How I Live Now, was awarded the Guardian newspaper s Children s Fiction prize and the Branford Boase awar

HUGELY popular children's author Meg Rosoff has been booked to make an appearance at the Saffron Walden Literary Festival this month.

Her first book, How I Live Now, was awarded the Guardian newspaper's Children's Fiction prize and the Branford Boase award, as well as being shortlisted for the Orange Award for New Writers, the Whitbread Children's Book Prize and the Children's Book of the Year at the British Book Awards.

Festival co-ordinator Jo Burch was thrilled to have secured the services of the author.

She said: "We are very lucky to have Meg Rosoff coming to Saffron Walden: she is a

hugely acclaimed writer, much sought-after.

"A chance meeting on a beach led to her accepting our invitation to speak at the Literary Festival.

"Meg is a lovely lady, very self-effacing, and yet, clearly very good indeed at what she does."

The author will be reading from her new novel, Just in Case, and speaking about her work when she comes to Saffron Walden on Saturday September 30.

The talk will take place at 11.30am in the Harts Bookshop Gallery and copies of her books will be available for signing.

Tickets, priced at £3, can be obtained from Harts Bookshop or by calling 01799 508150.

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