Tag Archive | Helena Pielichaty

Helena Pielichaty – Q&A

Many thanks to Helena Pielichaty for sending us these replies to our audience’s questions. What book are you reading just now? (Amy Herbert, St Ambrose HS) Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy. Funnily enough I picked it up at one of the libraries I visited during the Catalyst Book Awards. I began reading it in the […]


Helena Pielichaty gave us a mention on her blog (scroll down to October 11th and October 4th) with some great pictures (and lovely compliments!). It was certainly great to have you here, Helena!

Catalyst Awards Ceremony 2009

Many congratulations to Theresa Breslin, whose novel, ‘The Nostradamus Prophecy‘ is the winner of the North Lanarkshire Catalyst Teenage Book Awards 2009. Over 700 votes were cast from teenagers in secondary schools and public libraries across North Lanarkshire. The Awards ceremony took place at St Maurice’s High School on October 8th, with an audience of over 260 pupils from […]

Helena Pielichaty @ Braidhurst HS

Report from Mrs Scott, LRC Manager, Braidhurst High School, Motherwell On Wednesday 7th October girls from S2 and S3 were treated to an author visit from children’s author and Catalyst Award nominee Helena Pielichaty.  During the event, everyone thoroughly enjoyed hearing Helena’s tales from her childhood and her former career as an English teacher right […]

Shortlist event

The Catalyst Fiction Group presented the shortlist for this year’s Catalyst Awards at New Stevenson Public Library on March 5th, 2009, which also happens to be World Book Day. The final four are: The Nostradamus Prophecy by Theresa Breslin The Hundred-towered City by Garry Kilworth The Lost Art by Simon Morden Accidental Friends by Helena […]

Reactions to Catalyst

Garry Kilworth – The Hundred-Towered City Garry Kilworth says – I´m very excited and more than pleased to be on such a prestigious shortlist and in such excellent company. I shall look forward to my visit to Scotland with great enthusiasm.  Although I’ve visited Scotland on many occasions, and love it, I don´t remember spending […]

Possible nominations

Any of these books could be shortlisted for the Catalyst Book Awards 2009. What’s your opinion? Mark Barratt: Joe Rat Stephen Baxter: The H Bomb Girl Theresa Breslin: The Nostradamus Prophecy N.M. Browne: Shadow Web Mike Carey: Confessions of a Blabbermouth Sonya Hartnett: Ghost Child Julie Hearn: Hazel Laura Ellen Kennedy: My Best Friend’s Brother […]