Our recent call for entries for a children’s author/illustrator to create a historically-informed work of children’s literature, based on a theme of the Reluctant Internationalists project, generated significant interest. The range of topics and the engagement with the project’s research themes was especially pleasing, and we would like to thank all those who submitted entries – it was a pleasure to read such creative and informed proposals.
We are now delighted to announce that the celebrated children’s author Francesca Sanna will take up the role of our Children’s Author/Illustrator visiting fellow in 2017.
Francesca’s book The Journey was awarded the Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators in New York and has featured in the ‘Best Books of 2016’ lists in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Guardian. Francesca will join the Reluctant Internationalists group in spring and summer term 2017, while working on her new book project. Her new book asks: ‘What happens after “The Journey”?
Further details of events with Francesca will be posted on our blog in due course. More information about Francesca and the themes she intends to develop in her next book are detailed below. Welcome to the project Francesca!