EIBF Event: BESTSELLING BOOKS ABROAD with Julia Donaldson and Peter May

EIBF Event: BESTSELLING BOOKS ABROAD with Julia Donaldson and Peter May
  • Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh International Book Festival, 5a Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4DR
    Edinburgh International Book Festival
    Edinburgh International Book Festival 5a Charlotte Square Edinburgh, EH2 4DR UNITED KINGDOM
  • 18/08/2015 19:00 - 18/08/2015 20:00


BESTSELLING BOOKS ABROAD With the domination of the English language in publishing, we can often overlook what happens beyond our borders. How does a writer's work travel to other nations? How do authors keep ownership of their translations? Join two of our finest literary exports, bestselling crime writer Peter May, whose first novel in his Lewis Trilogy was originally published in French, and Julia Donaldson, whose picture book The Gruffalo has sold worldwide.

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of some of the world's best-loved children's books, including modern classics The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, which together have sold over 17 million copies worldwide, and the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard adventures. Julia also writes fiction, including the Princess Mirror-Belle books illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays and songs - and her brilliant live shows are always in demand. She was Children's Laureate 2011-13 and has been honoured with an MBE for Services to Literature. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West Sussex and Edinburgh.