Authors4Oceans – The Power of Stories to Change the World

February 23, 2019, 11:00 at Blackwell's, Oxford

Blackwell’s in Oxford are hosting a day of events in association with Authors4Oceans, an alliance of over 50 of the UK’s best known children’s authors and illustrators, who are campaigning against plastic pollution in our seas. I’m delighted to be joining the following star-studded panel . We’ll be talking about the Power of Stories to Change the World:

Lauren St John is the best-selling author of the White Giraffe, Laura Marlinand One Dollar Horse series. Her latest books are Kat Wolfe Investigatesand The Snow Angel. A passionate conservationist and ambassador for the Born Free Foundation, she has helped rescue dolphins from Turkey and return them to the wild. Lauren is also the founder of Authors4Oceans.

Linda Newberry has written for young readers of all ages and won the Costa Children’s Book Award for her young adult novel Set in Stone. Return to Flambards, her acclaimed new novel, is out now. She is a long-standing supporter of environmental and welfare organisations including Greenpeace, Compassion in World Farming, PETA and the League Against Cruel Sports.

Katherine Rundell is the author of Rooftoppers, The Girl Savage, The Wolf Wilder and The Explorer which won the 2017 Costa Children’s Book Award. Into the Jungle, her multi-award-winning new book, is a dazzling reimagining of the early lives of the characters in Kipling’s classic. She is also a Fellow in English Literature at All Souls College Oxford where she occasionally goes climbing on rooftops late at night.

As if all this wasn’t exciting enough, former Children’s Laureate, Chris Riddell, will be live drawing the panel and they will be joined by a special Mystery Guest!

This is a free event, but please do register your intent to attend. For more information, please call Blackwell’s Customer Service Desk on 01865 333 623 or email