Virginia Bergin at Felixstowe Book Festival

Virginia Bergin at Felixstowe Book Festival
  • Felixstowe Library
    Felixstowe Library
    , UNITED KINGDOM
  • 30/06/2018 12:30 - 30/06/2018 13:30

Who Runs the World? - Lunch with Virginia Bergin and Hayley Long ‘Sixty years after a virus has wiped out almost all the men on the planet, the female population has grieved, pulled together and moved on, and life really is pretty good - if you're a girl. It's not so great if you're a boy, but fourteen-year -old River wouldn't know that. Until she met Mason, she thought they were basically extinct…’ Virginia Bergin's third book Who Runs the World?, presents a world in which women are in control. Costa Award nominated author Hayley Long interviews Virginia about this page-turning novel. Hayley has written eight novels for teens and the non-fiction book Being a Girl. Join us for lunch with two fantastic YA writers as they talk about their work and what growing up as a girl means 100 years on from female enfranchisement. Suitable for ages 12+, includes a light lunch, Concession applies for under 18s and students.

Virginia Bergin learned to roller-skate with the children of eminent physicists. She grew up in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, and went on to study psychology, but ruined her own career when, dabbling in fine art at Central Saint Martins, she rediscovered creative writing. Since then she has written poetry, short stories, film and TV scripts. She has also worked in online education, creating interactive courses for The Open University. She is teh author of apocalyptic YA thrillers The Rain and The Storm. " " " "She lives on a council estate in Bristol.