Kirkland at Teen Titles

Kirkland Ciccone gave an interview to Teen Titles magazine. If you are a fan of Kirkland’s, you won’t want to miss it. There’s a link to the interview at this link here. Advertisements

Catalyst Award 2014

Congratulations to Kirkland Ciccone for Conjuring the Infinite Winner of the 2014 Catalyst Book Award When he heard the news, Kirkland was quite overcome, but managed to choke out a couple of words, This is the best sort of award to win, because it’s voted for by readers. I would like to thank my driver, […]

Kirkland Ciccone at Clyde Valley

North Lanarkshire author, Kirkland Ciccone, recently visited Clyde Valley High School. Kirkland addressed a receptive audience of S3 pupils from Mrs Cimmino’s class and spoke about his debut novel, Conjuring the Infinite. An enthusiastic exponent of books and reading, Kirkland delivered a highly amusing talk while emphasising the educational and recreational benefits to be gained […]

Kirkland Ciccone – in their own words

Kirkland Ciccone visited OLHS to talk about his life, love of reading and collection of insane book titles. Here’s what his audience thought: Name: AG Best bit: his life story What did you learn: boys can read girly books Loved it: you can’t predict what’s going to happen Name: KS Best bit: life story What […]

Elizabeth Wein – Q&A

When Elizabeth came to launch the longlist, on Thursday 7th November at Chryston Cultural Centre, the pupils had lots of questions to ask. Unfortunately we ran out of time, however Elizabeth has very kindly emailed the answers to some of the unanswered questions.  Do you prefer books or films? That’s like asking do I prefer […]

Catalyst Longlist Launch 2014

Thursday 7th November at Chryston Cultural Centre saw the Catalyst Book Awards 2014 being launched. In the audience were pupils from Chryston and Caldervale high schools along with visiting librarians, all excited to find out which books had made it onto the longlist. The pupils were treated to an entertaining talk from Catalyst 2013 Award […]

Elizabeth Wein launches the Catalyst longlist for 2014

Gillian Philip at OLHS

Catalyst Award 2013

The ballot boxes have been emptied, the votes have been counted, and we have a winner! Congratulations to Elizabeth Wein for Code Name Verity Winner of the 2013 Catalyst Book Award. Commiserations to Patrick Ness, Matt Dickinson, Tom Gauld, and Will Hill, championed by many. Our winner sent the following message: I was delighted and […]

Linda Strachan at St Ambrose High School

Report by Eve E and Andrew R Linda Strachan visited our school, St Ambrose High, on the 20th Match 2013. She was a very assertive woman who kept the whole class intrigued throughout her presentation. I liked it when Linda told us that when she was writing her books she didn’t quite know how her […]