Bold Girls
Katherine Rundell & Celine Kiernan in Conversation with Sarah Webb

Katherine Rundell is the bestselling author of The Wolf Wilder and Rooftoppers, which won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and the Blue Peter Book Award. In 2017 she was selected as one of Hay Festival’s Hay30 influential young thinkers to watch and her most recent novel, The Explorer, won the Costa Children’s Book Award.

Celine Kiernan is a multi-award-winning author of fantasy novels for young adults and children. Her novel Into the Grey won the 2012 Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year Award and Children’s Choice Award. Her latest novel is Begone the Raggedy Witches, the first book in the Wild Magic trilogy. Join these two extraordinary authors in conversation with author, reviewer and festival programmer Sarah Webb, for a very special discussion of what it means to be a Bold Girl.

BOLD GIRLS is an initiative by Children’s Books Ireland which aims to break down societal barriers and to instill confidence in girls and young women by showing them female characters in children’s books with agency, power and opinions. It also celebrates female artists, marking the centenary of women’s suffrage in 2018.

Pugin Hall
Friday (6:30pm)