Melvin Burgess coming to Backwell.

Melvin Burgess

The Library Ladiez are thrilled to be welcoming the acclaimed and often controversial author, Melvin Burgess to school in December. He is probably best known for his 1996 YA novel, Junk, which was a class reader here a few years ago.  Actually Melvin has been writing for the past 30 years on topics as diverse as heroin addiction, teenage sex, Alzheimer’s and cosmetic surgery, with the occasional trip into fantasy,  and always has great empathy with his teenagers characters. Here he is talking about his own teenage years:

‘My books are about important, exciting issues. I look for an imaginative, adventurous way of writing about them that isn’t preachy’ (The Manchester Evening News, 28 June 2001).

Melvin will be running two 1 1/2 hour writing workshops for Y10-12 students.

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