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  • The Value of Writers' Works

    26th October 2014

    Joanna will be the keynote speaker at European Writers' Council 2014 Conference which will be held at the European Parliament in Brussels on Monday, 3 November.  The event is being hosted by Mary Honeyball MEP. There will be a number of MEPs and members of the Commission in attendance. Joanna will join an international group of speakers reinforcing the importance of ensuring that writers are given the right legislative environment to enable them to continue writing.

  • Freedom from Torture Immortality Auction

    26th October 2014

    Joanna is keen be involved in a special literary auction in aid of the human rights charity, Freedom From Torture, and is only sorry that she can’t attend the actual event on November 20th. However, if you ever fancied seeing your name in print, this is your chance! Make a bid for immortality and get a character in Joanna’s next novel named after yourself or a loved one. Even if you cannot make it to the actual event, you are still in with a chance by placing a bid online – for further details, Click here

  • Extract from Review by Gloucestershire Echo

    9th October 2014

    Joanna appeared at the Cheltenham Literary Festival to join respected authors and musicians paid tribute to this year’s Big Read, Cider with Rosie, at Cheltenham Literature Festival.

    Lee devotees, bestselling author Joanna Trollope, children’s author Michael Morpurgo, singer and broadcaster Cerys Matthews and former drummer with Genesis, now travel writer, Chris Stewart spoke about why this nostalgic memoir of childhood, set in Slad near Stroud, has remained a classic.

    “I was born in Gloucestershire and was introduced to Cider with Rosie, which is very much a coming of age book, at 21 by my best friend. The hard back copy had illustrations by John Ward and it was love at first sight.

    It’s a gilded look at the past written by a poet which is luscious and sensual, you can almost feel, taste and smell the community which is seen through a honeyed lens but I feel it is a tiny bit over-written. Click Here to Read More...

     

  • Cider with Rosie - Cheltenham Literary Festival Saturday 4th October 2014

    2nd October 2014

    In the centenary year of Laurie Lee’s birth, a celebration of his vivid memoir, Cider with Rosie, this year’s Big Read at Cheltenham, by bringing together four Lee devotees;Cerys Matthews and Michael Morpurgo, who introduce the new Vintage Classic anniversary editions, travel writer Chris Stewart and Joanna Trollope, who regularly names this enchanting classic as one of her favourite reads. Click Here

  • Plymouth International Book Festival:

    2nd October 2014

    Joanna is delighted to be part of the Plymouth International Book Festival this year.  She will talking about her latest novel: Balancing Act. To find out more details, Click here:

  • National Literacy Trust: Books about Town video

    19th September 2014

    Joanna is currently featured in a short video about Books about Town, a fantastic campaign she is supporting on behalf of the National Literacy Trust. Unique BookBenches celebrating a love of reading were on display on the streets of London throughout the summer, and will be sold at public auction on 7 October. In this video Joanna talks about the campaign and forthcoming auction. Money raised will help improve literacy levels in the UK and inspire a love of reading for all. Click here to see the video!

  • National Literacy Trust Books About Town Auction

    29th July 2014

    As one of its Trustees, Joanna is delighted to support the National Literacy Trust's ‘Books about Town’ Auction. Launched jointly by the National Literacy Trust and Wild in Art, it brings 50 unique BookBench sculptures to the city, created by local artists and famous names to celebrate London’s literary heritage and reading for enjoyment. On 7 October, the BookBenches will be auctioned at the Southbank Centre to raise valuable funds for the National Literacy Trust to tackle illiteracy in deprived communities across the UK. Those wishing to bid on their favourite BookBench Click here The BookBenches feature stories linked to London and are based on a range of iconic books from treasured children’s stories such as The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Peter Pan to classic adult titles including 1984 and The Day of the Triffids. Well-loved literary heroes such as Sherlock Holmes, James Bond, Mary Poppins and Hercule Poirot also appear on benches which visitors can discover by following literary trails in Greenwich, City of London, Riverside and Bloomsbury until mid-September.

    A whole host of prestigious artists and authors have taken part in Books about Town. Legendary artist Ralph Steadman has recreated his prize-winning illustrations on a Through the Looking Glass BookBench (Steadman won the Francis Williams Book Illustration Prize for Alice in Wonderland in 1972). Axel Scheffler, an ambassador the National Literacy Trust, has painted a BookBench celebrating his work with Julia Donaldson, featuring nine of their characters in a never-seen-before combination!


    Children’s authors and National Literacy Trust ambassadors Cressida Cowell and Lauren Child have each designed a BookBench based on their books – How to Train Your Dragon and Clarice Bean. Original illustration by Rae Smith, the Tony and Olivier award-winning stage designer of the National Theatre’s production of War Horse also features on a bespoke War Horse BookBench.

    Joanna says:“We’re delighted to be bringing such a high-profile campaign to the streets of London to raise awareness of the importance of literacy skills. You will have the opportunity to take home and treasure a BookBench of your very own and raise crucial funds for the National Literacy Trust to help support their work improving literacy in the UK’s most disadvantaged areas. Books last a lifetime and are to be owned and treasured. Now is your chance to own and sit on your favourite BookBench at home and support the National Literacy Trust "

  • Joanna says: 'I'm amazed my archives have raised any interest'

    29th March 2014

    In conversation with Becca Aitkenhead of The Guardian newpaper, Joanna explains that she thought no one would want her papers but Oxford snapped them up.  She is thrilled - as well as hopping mad about this week's announcment of a ban on posting books to prisoners. To read more Click here.

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