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Kate Atkinson at NAWE Conference
Mon 30 Jul 2007
We are delighted to be including in our conference programme one of Britain's most widely acclaimed and imaginative writers. Kate Atkinson will be in conversation with Roger Clark on the evening of Saturday 17 November.

Kate Atkinson is the author of five bestselling novels, two plays for the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh and several short stories, including the collection Not the End of the World (2002). Her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, won several international prizes, including the 1995 Whitbread Book of the Year Award, and has been adapted for radio and theatre. The novel is set in York, Kate's birthplace, and presents a complex and comic vision of family and cultural history through the eyes of the narrator, Ruby Lennox. Her ensuing two novels Human Croquet (1997) and Emotionally Weird (2000) were also highly praised for their freshness and originality. Kate's most recent novels, Case Histories (2004) and One Good Turn (2006), use the genre of detective fiction to explore themes of redemption and selfhood, combining the dramatic with her customary wit and humour. Case Histories won the Saltire Book of the Year Award and the Prix Westminster and One Good Turn was shortlisted for the British Book Awards Crime Thriller of the Year.

This event within the conference is in partnership with York St John University, where Roger Clark is Senior Lecturer in Literature Studies and Academic Fellow of the C4C Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

The full conference programme and booking form is now available.

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National Association of Writers in Education
Contact Name:
Gill Greaves
Contact Email:
g.greaves@nawe.co.uk

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