Katherine Woodfine | 'Children’s books have always been my real love and I don’t really know why it took me so long to think I should write one'

Katherine Woodfine | 'Children’s books have always been my real love and I don’t really know why it took me so long to think I should write one'

It would be more surprising if Katherine Woodfine hadn’t written The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow (June, Egmont), her début children’s book. 

Woodfine is a woman immersed in children’s books. Her day job is at Booktrust, and as its arts project manager she looks after the Children’s Laureate programme and organises the Young Adult Literature Convention (YALC). In her free time, as well as writing fiction, she is in charge of “Down the Rabbit Hole”, a radio programme dedicated to children’s books. She also writes an award-winning blog called Follow the Yellow. Woodfine says: “I’m really...

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