Julia Donaldson began her writing career as a singer/songwriter for children’s television during which time she was called upon to pen lyrics about all manner of strange and wonderful topics – from guinea pigs to window cleaning. It was not until 1993, when one of her songs was made into a book, that she dipped her toes into the world of publishing. Since then she has written over 150 books for children of all ages and gone on to become one of the nation’s best-loved children’s writers. She is probably best known for her lovable monster the Gruffalo which was voted the nation’s favourite bedtime story by BBC Radio 2 listeners and has been adapted for stage and screen.
When she is not writing Julia can often be found performing her work to children across the UK and she has been a regular and hugely popular guest at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
Books by Julia Donaldson
Look, Listen & Read
What is the point of YA fiction?
Thu 09 June 2016
Julia Donaldson named as new Children’s Laureate
Thu 09 June 2011
Children’s Trio Scoop Royal Mail Awards
Wed 02 March 2011
- Festival dates:
- 11-27 August 2018
- Programme launch:
- 7 June 2018