The King Edward’s School Library organises an author visit each year, specifically for junior schools to attend.
This year, we are delighted that award-winning novelist Matt Dickinson will be joining us to talk about his climb to reach the summit of Everest on Thursday, 3 October 2019 at 1.15pm in the Ruddock Hall.
Matt is a film-maker and writer with an obsession for exploration and mountaineering. By combining these skills, he became one of the first British film-makers to summit Everest via the treacherous north face and return alive. Matt was one of the climbers caught in the 1996 Mount Everest disaster. His high adrenaline adventure stories for children have been published to critical acclaim.
The author visit is aimed at Key Stage 2 pupils and schools are able to register interest for a maximum of one class per school.
Previous authors to have visited include Peter Bunzl (The Cogheart Adventures series), Joe Craig (Jimmy Coates series), Markus Alexander (Charlie Keeper series), Caroline Lawrence (The Roman Mysteries series), and Pete Johnson (How to Train Your Parents).
If you have a suggestion for a future author visit, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org