On Tuesday 28 April, highly-acclaimed novelist Anthony McGowan will be visiting Truro School for an author workshop which will be held in the Library from 2.30pm until 3.45pm.
Anthony will be working with first and second year students for an afternoon workshop, discussing his life as a writer and his latest novel, the The Kernow Youth Book Award (KYBA) shortlisted title, Hello Darkness.
About Anthony McGowan
Anthony is already an acclaimed author, having won both the Booktrust Teenage prize and the Catalyst Award for his 2006 novel ‘Henry Tumour‘. The film of his novel ‘The Knife that Killed Me’ had its multi-platform premiere in July last year.
The Kernow Youth Book Award
Anthony’s visit coincides with The Kernow Youth Book Award (KYBA), for which, over the past few months, enthusiastic first and second year readers have been busily working their way through a shortlist of books.
Originally founded by a group of Cornish Librarians, KYBA’s aim is to promote a love of reading, and an ownership of voting on popular literature. The longlist and shortlist are chosen entirely by pupils from schools throughout Cornwall, with no adult input. In each school reading groups then work their way through the shortlisted titles and decide on their favourite.
As part of the experience, young readers are also invited to attend an award ceremony, held this year on April 29, at the Keay Theatre in St Austell. There will be the opportunity to meet the authors, buy books and have them signed, and watch a variety of creative presentations from local schools on each of the titles.
The event comes less than three months after famous author Meg Rosoff visited the school for a special talk in the Burrell Theatre.
Truro School is extremely lucky to be hosting Anthony McGowan the day before the KYBA event and we look forward to the workshop.