THE BAILLIE GIFFORD EVENT
Retelling Tales with Joseph Coelho, Juno Dawson & Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Tue 25 Aug 17:30 - 18:30
Old stories collide with new in the most recent novels from these prize-winning authors. Be prepared to fall down the rabbit hole with Juno Dawson’s Wonderland, which catapults you into a radical retelling of the Alice's Adventures in Wonderland story.
In The Girl Who Became a Tree, Joseph Coelho weaves the ancient legend of Daphne through a highly original verse story about a teenager who discovers a hidden world in her local library.
In her debut for young adults, The Deathless Girls, Kiran Millwood Hargrave resurrects the gothic tale of Dracula to tell the story of his two brides, whose legends have been buried until now.
Three incredible retellings from three outstanding authors: join them to hear more about why they were compelled to revamp classic tales for today’s readers.
This is a live event, with an author Q&A.
Part of our Young, Fierce and Proud festival theme.