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Frank Cottrell-Boyce Visits Moat Brae

moatbrae, April 26, 2016

What a pleasure to welcome one of the UK’s most respected screenwriters, who is also an award-winning author, to Moat Brae today and to talk through our plans to create a National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling here in Dumfries.

Frank Cottrell-Boyce was on his way to Wigtown Book Festival and Wigtown Book Town, where he would be speaking later that evening, and called in to JM Barrie’s enchanted land enroute.

His books have been shortlisted for a multitude of prizes, including the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, the Whitbread Children’s Fiction Award (now the Costa Book Award) and the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and Millions, his debut children’s novel, won the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2004.

‘Millions’ was later turned into a film by Danny Boyle and it features in the Book Trust’s 100 Best Books List for 9-11 year olds.

Frank is also a successful writer of film scripts and was the official scriptwriter for the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Olympics (which included a section describing Neverland from Peter Pan), playing an important role devising the ceremony with Danny Boyle. He is also a judge for the BBC Radio 2 500 Words competition.

Frank Cottrell-Boyce is Author of the Month for April on the Lovereading4kids website – click here to see why they have chosen him.

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