Liz Kessler, Gareth P Jones , Simon Hart and Camilla de la Bedoyere. Chaired by Anthony Horowitz. Blue Peter Book Award
The children’s events at the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival reach their grand finale in the hall that was the model for Hogwarts Hall in the Harry Potter films. The four shortlisted authors in the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award will tell you about their outstanding books – Liz Kessler’s time-travel story A Year Without Autumn; Gareth P Jones’s hilarious tale of a teenage werewolf, The Considine Curse; Simon Hart’s timely and fascinating Countdown to the London 2012 Olympic Games; and the eyebrow-raising Discover the Extreme World, presented by one of its authors Camilla de la Bedoyere.
The event will be chaired by Anthony Horowitz, who is one of the authors on the Blue Peter shortlist for the ten best books of the last ten years. Entry is free to the first 50 Blue Peter badge holders accompanied by a paying adult. Booking is by phone only and you must show your badge on the door.